Manchester United legend, Gary Neville has said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to sell whoever is not ready to abide by the principles of Manchester United.
The former England international highlighted a lack of leadership as the reason for the club’s current position and spoke about how that has to be addressed immediately.
His words, “When I was playing you always had three groups – the guardians, the middle group and the younger ones,”
“When I started in the first team, there were players like Paul Ince and Roy Keane and one bad pass was regarded as an absolute crime.
“Manchester United doesn’t have the guardians now. Absolutely not, no. There are some good professionals there, Juan Mata for instance, Ander Herrera, when he was there, and Scott McTominay – you can see he’s a good lad and wants to play football.”
“But I don’t think they carry the influence in the dressing room to be able to dominate the culture and that’s a real problem.
“In any business, in any football team if the guardians in the dressing room, the ones who have the influence, are not setting the example, then you have a big problem and have to clear them out,”
“I love Ole to bits. Whoever he feels is not aligned to the principles of Manchester United, he has to get rid of them,”
“I remember when Mauricio Pochettino went to Tottenham, I went to see him and he had this board split in two – the ones he wanted to work with and the ones he didn’t.
“Look at Tottenham now. He did a brilliant job, along with whoever helped him on the recruitment side in the first two or three years.
“But he had to make some tough decisions and the club had to lose money to get it right and that’s what United will have to do.”