Neil Warnock and Sheffield United have been relegated. Good riddance to the moaning, loud mouthed hypocrite.
Warnock recently complained about Rafa Benitez’s resting of first choice players in their game against Fulham and questioned Benitez’s integrity as a manager. Warnock though was confident his chum Alex Ferguson would play a strong side against West Ham today as he has morales.
Well screw you Warnock, Ferguson played a bloody reserve team and lost – and because of that you got relegated.
But the hypocrite has selective memory, even according to former Sheff United manager Dave Bassett. Anyone remember Warnock playing a weakened team at Old Trafford as he saw it as a match lost already and rested players for bigger games like West Ham at home? Indeed.
Here’s what Bassett had to say last week in the Yorkshire Post:
“Neil goes on about other teams fielding weakened sides, but he was not complaining when Liverpool put out a reserve side on the opening day of the season or when his side beat Arsenal‘s reserves over Christmas.
“Blimey, ****ne Wenger played Aliadiere, Flamini, Baptista and Hoyte which was probably the worst side Arsenal have put out this season. I think Neil Warnock has got a convenient memory. He should remember that he is four points better off thanks to Liverpool and Arsenal.
“Why should Alex Ferguson be bothered whether it is Sheffield United or West Ham who stay up? And why should Rafael Benitez be bothered when he is preparing his side for a Champions’ League final? It is not their problem and, as a manager, you have to do what is best for your team.”
Congratulations to former Reds Paul Jewell, Emile Heskey and Chris Kirkland who will be playing Premiership football next season.
Good riddance to Warnock, ex-Evertonian Stuart McCall and ex-Manc Brian Kidd who will travel to Colchester, Scunthorpe and Barnsley next season.