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Ex Manchester United stars under fire from sacked Salford boss


 
 
 

The Sunday Express has reported that axed Saford City manager Phil Power is unhappy at his treatment at the hands of the class of '92'

While the famous five of Old Trafford assistant boss Ryan Giggs, United reserve team coach Nicky Butt and leading TV pundits Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes who bought the EvoStik First Division North club in the spring go about their daily businesses, popular boss Power admits to "being bewildered."

Despite at the time being second in the league and looking certs to be in the promotion shake up at the end of the season Power on January 2nd became the first managerial casualty of the band of Red Devils brothers who have set their sights on becoming a Championship club within 15 years.

Especially galling for 47-year-old Power is that the Nevilles often pontificate about how managers in the Premier League should be given more time by largely impatient boardrooms.

Phil Neville bemoaned United ending the David Moyes era before either had placed their feet under the table. Louis Van Gaal's regime, with Giggs alongside the Dutchman, didn't exactly enjoy the best of starts only for United to keep their nerve, with the club now preparing to entertain Southampton today in third place.

That philosophy hasn't been extended to Power who saw Phil Neville and Scholes replace him in the dug out last weekend in the 2-1 win over Kendal. Salford have now employed Ramsbottom United's joint managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley.

Power said: "The biggest disap­po­in­tment was that none of the lads (class of 92) rang me up, either to thank me or to give me an explanation. It just came completely out of the blue. "I've often seen Gary on TV or in the newspapers saying that managers should be given more time.

"So yes, it's definitely a bit hypocritical now isn't it? I respect the five lads for all their playing careers but as a manager I've had to get rid of players this season.

LK

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