United fans want Neville to ‘stop protecting’ his former teammate Solskjaer and are baffled by Jose’s claims
As Manchester United fans examine the ruins of their team’s chaotic 5-0 loss to fierce rival Liverpool, scrutiny over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position as coach is rapidly intensifying.
The number of supporters who believe the time has come for a change of direction at Old Trafford has risen after Liverpool easily sidelined United in their own patch, which rose to a 4-0 lead at the break.
And some fans have been confused by United legend and Sky Sports insider Gary Neville’s assessment that his former teammate should have time to turn things around at Old Trafford and that a bigger name wouldn’t pull off. more profit from the team.
Gary Neville is coming under fire from Manchester United fans for backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
United’s embattled manager Solskjaer is under heavy pressure after 5-0 loss to Liverpool
United fans are increasingly frustrated with Neville’s firm backing of boss Solskjaer
In his post-match analysis of Sky, Neville was inevitably asked about his former teammate Solskjaer’s future as coach.
In any other club, he’s in huge trouble tonight. In any other part of United’s recent history, I would have been in trouble, ”Neville said. But because of what happened with Van Gaal and Mourinho, it will not happen.
“Mourinho was the best coach in the world when he came to United. The best manager in the world! And he didn’t do it here. (Antonio) Conte is available and I would not take him to Manchester United. I would not do it.
I don’t think it’s adequate. I could be wrong, they could bring him here tomorrow and I would support him, but I don’t think he’s in shape. We have seen a coach with a specific style like Louis van Gaal and it didn’t work out here.
“I’m not saying there isn’t a manager who can come to United and do well and someday if Ole is not here I hope that will happen, but today personally I think it would be wrong to fire Solskjaer today.”
Jamie Carragher replied by saying, ‘Is that true? Everything that happened in the past? So Manchester United shouldn’t be looking for the best manager in the world for Mourinho?
And to add salt to the wounds of a large number of United fans, they agreed with the Anfield hero.
An angry fan wrote: ‘Waking up knowing that @ManUtd hasn’t fired Ole and we’re playing in town in a couple of weeks.
‘@ GNev2 stops protecting Ole, he has done a worse job than Mourinho and they have given him more money. It’s time to bring Conte, Zidane or Rodgers to the club and start construction before Ole wastes any more money. ”
An angry United fan praised Jamie Carragher for his breakdown of United’s troubles
Others wanted Neville to take a closer look at the decisions Solskjaer made.
Neville said last week that he was reluctant to report his old friend Solskjaer in the media.
A different United fan said: ‘Gary Neville doesn’t make sense. Mourinho did not work out, so we are left with an ole coach who is clearly incompetent.
Didn’t he say that United need the best of their class? Look at our coaching staff. Carrick Mckenna, etc. Embarrassing.’
Another praised Carragher for his assessment of United, saying: ‘@ Carra23 is a bigger United legend to me than @ GNev2. He has always said the right things about this club, even during the Mourinho days. he’s so inept and obviously out of reach … ‘
Another United supporter called for Neville to be more severe on Solskjaer, saying: a man and openly cry out for the head of your partner in the media as you called Mourinho and LVG pal @ GNev2 – just because he’s your partner, you can’t keep twisting the narrative. ‘
Another fan described his confusion over Neville’s verdict on United’s direction from here.
Spectators were shocked that Neville said Mourinho was the best in the world when he joined United
Mourinho had been fired by Chelsea before assuming a disastrous reign at United
Other viewers were surprised that Neville labeled Mourinho the best in the world. One fan took to Twitter and said: ‘Without wanting to criticize Gary Neville, he keeps saying that United brought in the best coaches in the world in Van Gaal and Mourinho and it didn’t work out, so what are they supposed to do now?
“ Mourinho was broke when he went to United and Van Gaal hadn’t been relevant in 15 years. ”
Just last week, before the Liverpool beating, Neville admitted that he would not call Solskjaer due to his past with the current United manager.
“ I have Manchester United fans on my social media all the time saying, ‘Gary, he’s your partner. You will not call him. No, I won’t.
I will not call Steve Kean or Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. I’m not going to come to this show 11 years later and ask for a manager to be fired. It will never happen. He is a club legend. He’s my teammate. In fact, I really like it.
“Manchester United have failed with two previous coaches who have been world class. I think they persist until the end of the season.
United are next in action on Saturday night when they travel to London to play Tottenham.
“If you win the Europa League and the FA Cup, and they finish in the top four, I would still say that you are building a successful team.”
United are already out of the League Cup, so they are not in action midweek. Next Saturday they will face Tottenham in the last game on Saturday.
The loss to Liverpool leaves United seventh in the Premier League, just three points behind the top four but already eight behind leaders Manchester City.