Geoffrey Boycott defends scathing Manchester United interview after dubbing their season as ‘disappointment’

11 May

Geoffrey Boycott has defended his interview with Manchester United’s in-house TV channel when he dubbed the club’s season a ‘disappointment’.

The former England cricketer and famous United fan received praise from other supporters for his honest answers on MUTV.

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“Disappointment, more than anything,” said Boycott of this season, which saw United miss out on Champions League football.

“The football hasn’t been inspiring, if anything they’ve let themselves and the people that support them down.”

In an attempt to change the subject, MUTV presenter Mark Sullivan asked Boycott about the future under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the 78-year-old replied: “He doesn’t have a record of experience.”


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While his interview has caused hilarity on social media, Boycott took to Twitter to defend his comments.

He said: “When MUTV requested an interview at the Player of the Year Awards I don’t believe my answers were untrue or unfair.

“The newspaper headlines are at it again making out I slagged people off. Please listen to the whole interview and not just the comments in certain newspapers.

“I have supported our Club for 55 years and I was delighted to be a guest at the POTY Awards, but I won’t lie about this year’s football.

“I have loved Manchester United through good and bad times, and will continue to but I don’t look at everything through red coloured spectacles!”

Luke Shaw won the club’s Player of the Year award with Victor Lindelof coming second and Paul Pogba third.