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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.
"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".
Nice to see Rio finally come out and say this and NO, he DIDN'T betray his mate Solskjaer. Just an honest opinion about what's best for Man Utd. Well done, @rioferdy5 and when are you throwing in the towel, @GNev2? pic.twitter.com/qtQWbirOuw— UtdFaithfuls (@UtdFaithfuls) November 9, 2021
But Neville refused to budge, replying, "Never. Thank you for asking though (thumbs up)."
Never. Thank you for asking though 👍 https://t.co/z5Xr4KGGWu— Gary Neville (@GNev2) November 9, 2021
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.
It’s just always been the same at this point hasn’t it .. Its just memories are short pic.twitter.com/KHjtARd3A9— Gary Neville (@GNev2) November 9, 2021
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.