Man United told they are ‘guilty of ruining football’ and ‘turning the Premier League into a circus’
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Manchester United have been told they are guilty of ruining English football.
Despite their struggles in recent years, United remain one of the most attractive clubs for players to move to.
Over the last few seasons, the Old Trafford club have spent big on players like Jadon Sancho, Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane.
However, former United player Paul Parker has heavily criticised the club when speaking about modern football in general.
He told Betting Expert: “The Premier League has become a circus division because it’s all about money. This circus division is slowly killing our game and the circus division has taken anything good away from our football.
“There was a time, many years ago, when players signed for Man United because it was Manchester United. Today players are signing for Man United because of… Yeah, god knows how many million they can earn.
“That’s why Man United are also guilty when it comes to ruining football in this country. They are not the only guilty club but they are not innocent.”
He added: “Kids are growing up now and they get the wrong picture of football. They think it’s a sport that you start to play because you want to earn money.
“They should start playing because they enjoy playing with their friends and want to achieve big things. Not because they want to fill their pockets.”
Parker went on to say there is a lack of competition in the Premier League.
He said: “Leicester won the Premier League in 2016. Fantastic. I loved it. But do the Premier League want that to happen again? No! at all. Of course not.
“We don’t want underdogs anymore and everything has to be won by a very expensive franchise.
“Back in the 1970´s when I was a kid, we saw some major surprises and people were celebrating it as hell because they had been nervous the whole week leading up to the game.”
Parker added: “It’s not like that anymore, and I can be very sad when thinking about it and I’m even more sad when I'm thinking about how we are that close to ruining football, which should be a meritocratic system, really.”