Gary Neville, a Manchester United hero, doubles down on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sack stance.


Gary Neville, a Manchester United legend, doubles down on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sack stance.

Gary Neville weighed in on Manchester United’s managerial situation following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing the sack after his team was humiliated 4-1 at Vicarage Road by Watford.

Despite the Norwegian’s precarious situation, Gary Neville, his former team-mate, has refused to call for his departure once more.

After watching the Red Devils put in a poor first-half performance as Watford dominated the game, Solskjaer looked despondent on the touchline.

David de Gea saved two spot-kicks from Ismaila Sarr after VAR forced a retake for encroachment, and Kiko Femenia scored the rebound.

The Hornets, on the other hand, stinged their opponents by scoring first, with Joshua King opening the scoring and Sarr correcting his earlier error with a fine effort from a tight angle.

Five minutes after coming off the bench, substitute Donny van de Beek equalized, but Harry Maguire’s red card ended their hopes of a comeback.

In stoppage time, Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis ensured the three points for Solskjaer.

As the axe looms over the 48-year-old, United has only picked up four points since September 25 — the worst record of any Premier League team.

The Red Devils have also lost five of their last seven Premier League matches, with bookmakers predicting Solskjaer’s departure.

However, with a brief post-match comment, Neville, who spent the majority of his Man United career with Solskjaer before the Norwegian retired in 2006, maintained his position.

To his 4.8 million Twitter followers, Neville tweeted: “Shocker for United,” with an emoji of a hand over face.

However, the remark lacked substance, prompting fans to wonder why the Sky Sports pundit was once again avoiding criticizing his close friend Solskjaer.

When a United fan website called for him to “throw in the towel” when it came to criticizing the United manager, the 46-year-old made his position clear on Twitter.

“Never, thanks for asking,” he wrote, with a thumbs up to emphasize his point.

Some had chastised Neville for his inability to criticize Solskjaer because of their friendship, particularly after Roy Keane and Paul Scholes had done so recently.

However, Neville has done so.

“News from the Brinkwire.”


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