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Gary Neville Responds After Being Asked If He Will Follow Rio Ferdinand's Lead And Call For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer To Sacked

Josh Lawless

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Gary Neville Responds After Being Asked If He Will Follow Rio Ferdinand's Lead And Call For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer To Sacked

Featured Image Credit: Image: PA & Rio Ferdinand presents FIVE

Gary Neville has said he will not follow Rio Ferdinand's lead in calling for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to step down.

Ferdinand has regularly voiced his support for the Manchester United manager, who was his teammate during his playing days.

But after recent results, which have seen United lose six of their last 12 games, Ferdinand has changed his tune.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"I just feel it might be about the time now for the baton to be handed over to somebody else who can take us on now," the former England defender said on Rio Ferdinand presents FIVE.

“And I think Ole would leave now with his head held high because from when he came in to where he got us at the beginning of the season I think it’s been positive.”

Neville has also backed Solskjaer to the brim on Sky Sports and other platforms. After seeing Ferdinand's view, a large United fan account asked the former skipper when he was "throwing in the towel".

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But Neville refused to budge, replying, "Never. Thank you for asking though (thumbs up)."

The Sky Sports pundit was also quick to again point out he has never been one for advocating sacking managers and shared a past tweet where he backed previous managers Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal and David Moyes.

Despite pressure mountain following miserable defeats to City and Liverpool at Old Trafford, there's no suggestion that United are looking to relieve Solskjaer of his duties.

Sky Sports say there are "no plans" for United to sack the Norwegian and he is expected to be in charge of the game against Watford after the international break.

Solskjaer has returned to his native Norway with his family after boarding a private jet from Manchester Airport.

With the majority of his squad on international duty, he has surprisingly given the remaining members the week off.

Topics: Gary Neville, Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand

Josh Lawless
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