Gary Neville calls on Manchester United to ‘hold their nerve’ and give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer time and money to spend to improve ‘immature’ squad
- Gary Neville says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must be backed despite recent results
- Neville believes Solskjaer requires patience and funds to bolster his squad
- Neville says Man United’s squad is ‘immature’ and must be overhauled
Gary Neville has urged Manchester United to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer time and money to rebuild an ‘immature’ squad.
Solskjaer has come under pressure after a poor start to the season, which sees the club sat in 11th place in the Premier League ahead of Sunday’s clash with Newcastle.
United have won just two of their opening seven league games and limped to a 0-0 draw with AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday.
Gary Neville has urged Man United to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer time and money to rebuild
Neville says United have an ‘immature’ squad which requires major surgery in coming months
The former Manchester United defender had strong views on the state of the club right now
Solskjaer signed Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka during the summer transfer window and Neville says he must be given time to further bolster his squad after inheriting players bought by other managers.
‘I disliked watching those players for two or three years,’ he said to Sky Sports.
‘I feel like he is sweeping up a mess at the moment that has been created before him. The results aren’t following him and he is bringing in a lot of new players. It is an immature team and an immature squad, even a young coaching staff.
United have called upon youngster Mason Greenwood following a spate of injuries in attack
‘The club must hold their nerve and make sure they give him the money in the transfer window that the previous managers who have had a stab at this have had.’
United will be hopeful of getting back to winning ways against a Newcastle side who are second bottom of the Premier League.
But Solksjaer’s side haven’t won away from home since beating Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16 of the Champions League back in March – a run spanning 10 games.
United have drawn four and lost six of their last 10 away games and are short of firepower in attack following a spate of injuries and the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.
Youngster Mason Greenwood was handed his first start in the draw with Alkmaar, while Jesse Lingard has also operated further forward to plug gaps in attack.
United are 11th in the Premier League table ahead of Sunday’s clash with struggling Newcastle