Comment Gary Neville describes what is fundamentally wrong with Man Utd after Everton thrashing Phil HaighSunday 21 Apr 2019 4:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link42Shares Ole Gunnar Solskjaer apologised to fans after the hammering by Everton (Picture: Getty Images)After Manchester United were thrashed 4-0 by Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, Gary Neville believes there is something ‘fundamentally wrong’ with the club.Goals from Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott mean that United have now conceded more goals than in any other Premier League season.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to apologise to fans after the humbling defeat, and Neville believes that the Norwegian is not to blame for the situation at Old Trafford.The former United and England defender has blasted the structure of the club and believes it needs to change for United to compete with Europe’s biggest sides again.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Things can be turned around quickly but good decisions, big decisions need to be made quickly,’ Neville told Sky Sports.‘Ole Gunnar Solksjaer said he needs to rebuild this team, and rebuild this sqaud, but he also said eh needed a few transfer windows. Advertisement Advertisement The Manchester United players have come under fire after the 4-0 loss on Merseyside (Picture: Getty Images)‘Real Madrid are rebuilding, Bayern Munich, Arsenal are rebuilding, Barcelona, Liverpool will get players. Manchester United are in a world where they need to compete with those teams to get the best players into the club.‘Who is rebuilding this squad for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and for the Manchester United fans? I’ve asked that question since Christmas and from the start of the season.‘I don’t think there’s anybody there at this moment in time to rebuild that club from a football point of view, in the way that it needs to be built.‘I might be proved wrong, I might be completely out of order, but at this moment in time the evidence is there that something is fundamentally wrong.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityNeville has not only backed Solskjaer, but went on to say that the previous three Manchester United managers were not to blame for their failures either.The 44-year-old believes the current boss desperately needs some help from above him at the club if he is to improve their fortunes.‘I never wanted David Moyes, Louis van Gaal or Jose Mourinho to be sacked because I never fundamentally believed it was a managerial problem,’ continued Neville.‘I certainly don’t want Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be sacked because I love him to bits. So to protect him and get the club back where it needs to be, he needs to be supported by good recruitment and good support on the football side, he won’t be able to do it on his own.’United are sixth in the Premier League and out of all competitions, ahead of the Manchester derby on Wednesday at Old Trafford.MORE: Alan Shearer mocks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Everton thrash Man UtdMORE: Man Utd suffer humiliation at Everton as top four hopes take major hit
Photo courtesy Sports InformationSuspended sophomore inside linebacker Osa Masina is under two investigations for separate alleged sexual assault incidents, according to police.Cottonwood Heights police in Utah confirmed to FOX 13 on Tuesday that Masina is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault that took place this summer in Salt Lake County, though no charges were filed.According to the report, the Los Angeles Police Department assisted the Cottonwood Heights Police Department in serving a search warrant at a practice facility at USC last week.In a statement, a USC spokesperson said the school was aware of the investigation involving Masina.“USC is cooperating fully with authorities in Utah, the lead agency in the investigation,” the statement read. “Due to privacy laws and to protect the rights of our students, we are not able to discuss this matter further.”Police Sgt. Dan Bartlett told ESPN that the Los Angeles Police Department also has an active investigation into Masina for an incident which he said occurred before the one in Utah. Masina’s attorney, Greg Skordas, confirmed to ESPN that there are two ongoing investigations.On Monday, head coach Clay Helton announced in his weekly Trojans Live appearance that Masina will not travel with the football team to Arlington, Texas, for the season’s first game against Alabama on Saturday,Helton said Masina violated team rules, but did not disclose any details. He did speak on the matter following practice on Tuesday, deferring to the University.“Really as a coach you’re taken out of it,” he said. “This is a university matter and a university policy and I’m confident in the guidance of the university here. They’ll let me know.”Redshirt junior Max Browne, recently named the starting quarterback, said the incident was “tough.”“At the end of the day we’ve had some distractions in the past and I’ll leave that to Coach Helton to address,” he said.Masina, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound sophomore, is listed as a backup inside linebacker on the depth chart behind senior Michael Hutchings.A five-star recruit out of high school, Masina was a backup inside linebacker his freshman year, appearing in 12 games. He made 25 tackles and a fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown.Masina will join sophomore cornerback Isaiah Langley as the two USC players suspended for the first game. Langley was suspended following an arrest in May at a UCLA fraternity party.The last USC football player to be accused of sexual assault was Bryce Dixon, who was expelled in May of last year but later allowed to re-enroll in school after a judge stayed the expulsion, though Dixon was not allowed to re-join the team.At least one teammate expressed sympathy for Masina.“You know, he’s my brother and I’m going to support him,” said sophomore running back Ronald Jones II.This article was updated at 8:32 p.m.
Caribbean American residents of the city of Lauderdale Lakes, may have to brace to face increased property taxes. This according to city Mayor Hazelle Rogers who said the city is in a financial bind which it is slowly climbing out of.Lauderdale Lakes already has the highest property tax rates in Broward County but plans to raise taxes and fire-rescue fees due to a $1.1 million budget gap.Commissioners votes for increaseCity commissioners voted recently to tentatively set a property tax rate of $8.50 on every $1,000 of taxable value. That’s the same rate as last year, but when coupled with rising property values, it will result in tax increases. The fire-rescue fee, which appears on the property tax bill, is proposed to rise 10 percent to $321 for a residential property.Since 2011 the city has downsized its City Commission, fired its city manager, replaced him, and elected new leaders.Rogers said the city can’t afford to cut back on property tax income right now. The city has largely returned from the brink of bankruptcy but still is financially fragile. “We’re looking good,” she said, “but we have to be so cautious. The new commissioners just want to take time to look at everything.”Expenses to be cutEven with the new tax rate, some expenses would have to be cut because of the projected budget gap. Merit-based pay raises could be eliminated, cost-of-living raises delayed, and special events eliminated among other cuts.Highest tax rate in Broward CountyWith other taxes factored in, property owners in Lauderdale Lakes last year paid about $24 on every $1,000 of taxable value, the highest total tax rate in the county, according to the property appraiser’s office. (The lowest total rate is consistently the city of Weston, where property owners last year paid about $17 in tax for every $1,000 of taxable value.)Property values in Lauderdale Lakes are, however, relatively low, helping to keep tax revenues low despite the tax rate. The average home value is $101,855, less than half the county average.Rogers said a key focus of the city’s efforts in the coming year will be economic development. This includes attracting higher income-earners to Lauderdale Lakes. A quarter of the city’s population lives below the poverty level, much higher than the countywide average of 14.5 percent.