Manchester United legend Gary Neville has had a pop at former manager Ron Atkinson. Neville wrote in the Mail on Sunday: "Ron Atkinson says there can be no transition period for Manchester United. I find that statement difficult to understand, especially coming from a manager who was supported for five years at the club even though he ultimately failed to deliver the title.
"He served the club well and won the FA Cup twice and it is true that the Manchester United he took over were nowhere near as strong as the club that David Moyes has inherited. But I still feel that he of all people should understand that Manchester United have to be different.
"Last Saturday after the home defeat by Newcastle, all the talk was over how long David Moyes might get and whether he would be sacked if United did not make the top four.
"But we are talking about a football club who have always had a philosophy of giving their managers time and of trusting that hard work will pay dividends. Before Ron Atkinson, both Tommy Docherty and Dave Sexton were backed to change the club."
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