Neville Blasts Footballers

Man United captain Gary Neville has said that some Premier League footballers are stupid for wasting money on agents. Some footballers pay agents thousands of pounds a year just because they can’t do everyday stuff themselves.

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Neville has revealed that some footballers need their agents to buy a fridge. How can someone not buy themselves a fridge?Especially one who can afford any type of fridge he wants.

Neville said: "I completely agree with his [Sir Alex called players cocooned] sentiments. It is one of my pet hates when I see players who have agents that do everything for them.
"They don't know how to set up their own bank account, they don't know what they're spending their money on and they can't make their own decisions."

"Not every player is like that but some are totally dependent on agents and advisers. A footballer should sit down and negotiate with a club, even if his agent is sitting with him.
"It is in a player's best interests to be there and see what is going on." 

"The idea of allowing someone to look after your financial and professional existence is something I cannot agree with.
"Some agents do a good job but there are others who stifle and mollycoddle players.
"Some agents will come into a player's life when he is 20, leave his life at 34 and never want to know him again."

"Every footballer needs an adviser at some point. But a player doesn't need to pay between five and 15 per cent of his wages to a guy to set up a bank account, buy him a new fridge, or ask his club's chief executive for a pay rise."

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