Woodward is also said to feel ‘huge remorse’ and feels the damage done by the six Premier League clubs who were involved is ‘irreparable’.
Neville said Woodward made the right call in stepping away following Monday’s announcement of his resignation, but the former United full-back now wants to see those higher up also punished.
“Ed Woodward knew his time in football was finished, probably this morning, and he’s probably done that to keep away from the criticism that would’ve come his way in the next few months,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“However, Ed Woodward is the trunk of the tree, we now need to go for the roots.
“I said last night I felt complicit, they’ve declared their hand. While they were sat at the club never making a statement, never showing their hands, never doing media conferences, yes they were taking money out of the club, yes they’ve leveraged against the club, there’s nothing we can do about that once the club became a PLC. I said last night they attacked every single football fan in this country with what they did.”