Gary Neville has refused to say that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be sacked as Manchester United manager.

Solskjaer went into the game at Watford under huge pressure and his side did not produce a reaction.

United’s first half display was abject and they went in 2-0 down at half-time.

The second half was better but Harry Maguire’s red card killed any hopes of a comeback before Watford ran out 4-1 winners.

Neville offered his instant reaction and he could not dress up the result as anything better than it was.


Solskjaer and the players knew the situation going into the game. They had two weeks to get a gameplan together and produce a reaction.

On that front, there was a failure across the board. David de Gea was the only player to emerge with any credit.

Neville is still probably never going to say Solskjaer should get sacked but even he has conceded that his response – and that of his players – to the current crisis has been nowhere near good enough.

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