'Look at me when I'm talking to you!': Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville go at it after Manchester United's 4-0 defeat to Brentford

'Look at me when I'm talking to you!': Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville go at it after Manchester United's 4-0 defeat to Brentford

THINGS got heated between Sky Sports pundits Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville in the aftermath of Manchester United's humiliating 4-0 defeat at Brentford on Saturday.

At one point, former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp demanded of Neville: "Look at me when I'm talking to you!"

Saturday's loss follows United's 2-1 opening day defeat at home to Brighton, making new boss Erik Ten Hag the first Reds manager to lose his opening two games since John Chapman in 1921.

While it's still early days, United currently sit bottom of the table, having conceded six and scored one in their two games.

Former United legend Neville turned his ire towards the club's American owners for a lack of direction.

"There'a a family over there in America, who are just literally letting their employees take all the hits for them and that is unforgivable," said Neville.

"Joel Glazer has got to get on a plane tomorrow, he's got to get over to Manchester and he's got to start to divert the issues away from the club and tell everybody what the hell his plan is with the football club."

However, Redknapp said it was time to stop criticising the owners — with United the biggest spenders in European football over the last 10 years — and that the players must take responsibility.

"When you're a player, do you think, 'oh, I wonder what Joel Glazer is doing tomorrow?'" said Redknapp.

"I wouldn't care less; you have to do better for the team when you play."

He added: "Do you think they [the owners] go and everything's going to be great?"

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lisandro Martinez look dejected during the game against Brentford (Image: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

However, Neville continued to castigate the owners, hitting out at their recruitment on the pitch and behind the scenes, lack of football knowledge and failure to invest in infrastructure.

"When the business is failing, it's not performing, it's the owners of that business [who are at fault]," said Neville.

"It's really simple, it's failing miserably."

He added: "We can look at the players all you like but there are that many big things that need to be put right first, they've got to show up and basically face the music.

"Now's the time; you can't keep hiding over in Tampa and thinking that nothing's going to come back to you."

You can watch the full exchange between the two former players above.

Brentford players celebrate at the final whistle (Image: IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Josh Dasilva, Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee and Bryan Mbuemo scored the goals for Brentford in a devastating opening 35 minutes at the Community Stadium.

Meanwhile, United's £47m summer signing Lisandro Martinez was hooked at half-time, while fellow new arrival Christian Eriksen was at fault for his former club's second goal.

Things don't get any easier for United, who host last season's runners-up Liverpool in their next fixture on Monday, August 22.