Man Utd legend Paul Scholes' passionate rant about the Glazers in full as he accuses billionaires of using club as 'toy'

Paul Scholes has accused Manchester United owners the Glazers of using the football club as a 'toy' in a furious rant.

It comes in the wake of the 'Big Six' attempting to form a breakaway European Super League, before the idea fell apart within 48 hours.


And while chief executive Ed Woodward has announced his departure amid the fallout of the ESL controversy, Scholes feels it is also time for the Glazers to leave Old Trafford.

Speaking to BT Sport, he said: “I’m not sure there ever will be a connection with these owners.

"I don’t think that’s just this club, I think it’s every club that started with billionaire owners that we brought into here for them to have a toy to make money with.

"This is a great club as well to actually have that connection with the owners – the young players this club has, the young local lads coming through the academy, there’s a great chance for that connection, but as long as these billionaire owners, from America and other countries, there’s never ever going to be a connection.

"Look at Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool – is there a connection there? I don’t think there is, I don’t think there ever will be. I think we need to stop pining for that.

"The most important thing for the fans now is what happens on the football pitch and if you look at the last four or five years at Manchester United; the resources, the money that this club has had, and it’s not won a trophy for four years. It’s absolutely ridiculous.

"The Glazers chose a man to represent them, to run the football club, who is brilliant at making money, funnily enough, that’s exactly what they want, but has the football side been neglected through that?

"I don’t think that Ed [Woodward] was a football man, I think David Gill was great at making money, commercial, but he was a football man, he knew what the club needed.

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"We’ve had five or six years since the manager went, of choosing the wrong managers, not giving them time to produce teams, choosing the wrong type of players for this football club which has been disappointing and it’s all down to the ownership. They’re billionaire owners, who are greedy and just use this club as a toy to make money."

Another of the Premier League 'Big Six', Arsenal, have recently had an approach from Spotify owner Daniel Ek about a possible takeover of the club.

But Scholes does not feel Gunners fans should be excited about the prospect of the club changing hands even if it does go ahead.

He continued: “I don’t think Arsenal fans should celebrate. He’s getting interest by mentioning Bergkamp, Vieira, Henry, it’s the same. It won’t be any different, he’s a money man, he’s a businessman, he wants to make money and this is what they’ll do.

"They’ll come to clubs like Arsenal, but where are Arsenal? Tenth in the league? Ridiculous. Look at this club [Man United], not won anything for four years, okay, they’re getting on the right track now I hope.

"They’re almost getting to where they should be, they’re not too far away. It masks a lot when the football is alright, the team are winning trophies, who cares who your owners are?”

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