Gary Neville Refuses To Call Out 'Mate' Ole Gunnar Solskjaer After Manchester United's Poor Results

Adnan Riaz

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Gary Neville has insisted that he has no plans to publicly call out “teammate” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United’s disappointing start to the season.

Solskjaer has come under scathing criticism after Leicester City’s 4-2 win over United at the King Power on Saturday.

United were also knocked out of the Carabao Cup by West Ham and suffered a Premier League defeat to Aston Villa, as well as a shock loss to Young Boys in the Champions League.

The Red Devils have only managed one point out of a possible nine in their last three Premier League matches.

And United have failed to keep a clean sheet in all competitions since their 1-0 win over Wolves at the Molineux in late August.

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Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has called out United legends Roy Keane and Neville, saying the latter is “permanently making excuses” for his “mate Ole.”

Neville has suggested that Solskjaer needs to take a page out of Sir Alex Ferguson’s tactical playbook and shake up his formation and team at United.

However, the United legend claimed he won’t come on Monday Night Football and “ask for a manager to be sacked.”

Speaking on Monday Night Football, Neville said: “He should be under massive pressure with the squad that's been assembled and the fact he's been in the job two-and-a-half, nearly three years.

“But the club are not going to change him and the club are going to stick with him until the end of the season.

“I've got Manchester United fans on my social media timeline all the time saying, 'Gary, he's your mate, you won't call him out.'

“No, I won't, no I won't and I won't call Steve Kean out or Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

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“I'm not going to come on this show 11 years later and ask for a manager to be sacked, it's never gonna happen.

“He's a club legend, he's my teammate, I actually like him a lot and Manchester United have failed with two previous managers who have been world class.”

Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has been linked with United amid growing pressure on Solskjaer.

Solskjaer, who signed a contract extension with United in July, is believed to have the backing of the club’s hierarchy.

United will return to action on Wednesday as they host Atalanta at Old Trafford for their Champions League clash.

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: adnan.riaz@ladbiblegroup.com
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