Man United chief Richard Arnold hailed by pundit after transfer reveal - 'it's the best'
Paul Robinson has heaped praise on Richard Arnold after the Man United chief executive distanced himself from the club’s transfer dealings this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one claimed the 51-year-old’s comments “bode well for the future.”
A video was leaked online (18 June) of Arnold meeting a group of disgruntled fans in a pub near his house.
The Red Devils chief addressed a number of issues during the conversation, including spending, the dressing room, new stadium plans and transfers.
As quoted by Goal (18 June), Arnold claimed he has distanced himself from the club’s transfer dealings in what he suggested was a shift from the strategy under previous chief executive Ed Woodward.
When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the suggestion, Robinson said: “It’s the best way to do it.
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“I found the things he said refreshing. I think he will have made a lot of friends from that video getting leaked. It showed a different side to what we see day to day. It was refreshingly honest.
“I don’t think he would have wanted it to come out. It was the wrong thing to do, to leak it.
“In this day and age, somebody will betray your trust just to get a couple more followers on social media.
“The way it was done wasn’t right. It was really bad from whoever did it in all honesty.
“Richard Arnold has taken his time to talk to them. They have betrayed his trust. Whoever did it should be ashamed of themselves. It was wrong.
“Going off what Arnold said though, it bodes well for the future of Manchester United.”