There is an obvious witch-hunt to get Ole Gunnar Solskjaer out of Manchester United, Phil Neville has said.
He recently revealed that the club’s early Champions League exit is not a disaster as most are making it out to be.
According to him, Ole has been subjected to a lot of unfair criticism, and he believes the Red Devils will respond by getting a positive result in Saturday’s derby clash against Manchester City.
He added that there are Manchester United teams in the past with better managers than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, like Sir Alex Ferguson, but they also went out at the UCL group stage.
His words, “There’s an awful narrative where the minute United lose a game it seems like a disaster,”
“It’s not a disaster tonight, but it’s disappointing. United wanted to be in the last 16.
“There are Manchester United teams in the past with better managers than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – like Sir Alex Ferguson – which have gone out at this stage. It does happen, it has happened.
“It’s quite a freakish time at the moment. There are managers in the Premier League who are below United in the league but have great reputations and don’t get the stick Solskjaer gets.”
“If United win on Saturday – and Ole’s teams tend to do well in big moments, I think Saturday is a big moment for the manager and for the players.
“They played poorly in the first 30 minutes, they got punished in a group which was really, really difficult and they’re out of the competition. They’re now in the Europa League, they’ve got to go out and win that.
“The narrative from inside the club is far, far different to that outside the club, where it seems there’s a total witch-hunt to get this boy out of the job.”