Gary Neville provides his verdict on why Manchester United might still back Solskjaer

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Gary Neville has provided his theory on why Manchester United might still be backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite the recent downfall. 

The Red Devils were deemed to be the title contender, following a promising transfer window where they bought Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane. However, things have gone downhill since. Solskjaer’s side are currently nine points behind the leader Chelsea and are already looking out of the title race in November. 

According to the former Manchester United defender Gary Neville, the club CEO Ed Woodward who is stepping down from his position in a few weeks, is not willing to sack Solskjaer as his final act, given the Norwegian was awarded a three years contract at the start of this season. 

Neville further claims that the United CEO knows that his successor might come and dismiss Solskjaer and blame the recent situation on him. So, it is a complicated situation at Old Trafford. The former defender said: 

“The situation at United is made more complicated with Ed W leaving in weeks. He gave OGS a 3-year contract months ago and he won’t want his final act to be sacking a manager. However he knows an incoming CEO could throw him overboard by doing just that and blaming him!”

Will Manchester United continue with Solskjaer as Neville said? 

Following an aggregate defeat of 7-0 at home against the bitter rivals Manchester City and Liverpool, the need for managerial change is apparent. 

Solskjaer hasn’t been able to convert Manchester United to a title challenger, despite remaining at the club for almost three years and spending over £400 million. So, dismissing the Norwegian and bringing in an elite manager would be a shrewd decision from the Red Devils hierarchy. 

Meanwhile, following this week the international break will commence and the Old Trafford management will have time to find a replacement for the Norwegian boss. So, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

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