Gary Neville gives verdict on 'Ole out' calls

Gary Neville has told Sky Sports that he believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job as Manchester United manager is safe.

United lost 1-0 at home to Aston Villa at the weekend to make it three defeats from the last four games in all competitions.

But United still sit just one point off the top of the Premier League table.

The former Red Devils captain said he saw plenty of discussion from fans over Solskjaer’s future and does not believe the club will make a change.

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Neville said: “There was a lot of ‘Ole out’ talk on Saturday. The club have done that over the last eight or 10 years. It’s not worked.

“They will see this project through; I don’t like calling a managerial reign projects, but they will see this through.

“They’ve had great managers, world class managers, international managers in the building, and it’s not worked for the club or the fans. The style of play, whatever it might be. However, it does seem at this moment that the dressing room is happy. But they’ve got to start becoming a team.”

Neville went on to point at United being a team of individuals on the pitch a present in terms of cohesiveness, even if the team spirit collectively is strong.

He said he expects United to put together a run of consecutive wins, even if takes until after the international break to do so.

United will be patient

Neville is right that United will not make a change to get rid of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer any time immediately soon.

The first time this could seriously be scrutinised by the club is if the club crash out at the Champions League group stage.

After a poor start United can get back on track in midweek, but it certainly will not be easy against a stubborn Villarreal side.

A win will bring some positivity back to the club and it is important to go into the upcoming international break on a high note.

The past two seasons have had shaky moments early on and Solskjaer has worked through them.

Expectations are higher now with Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival, but Solskjaer will be confident they can rise to the challenge find solutions for the lack of goals which has let the team down over the past couple of games.

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