Gary Nevill say Manchester United's treble win helped the Premier League
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Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville said he would never “call out any manager and ask for them to be sacked” amid pressure on United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian boss saw his side drop down to sixth position after a 4-2 away defeat to Leicester City.
Goals from Youri Tielemans, Caglar Soyuncu, Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka cancelled out strikes from England pair Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford to inflict United’s fourth defeat in all competitions.
After a blistering start to the season, United have lost four of their last seven matches in all competitions, having also found themselves on the losing side against Young Boys, West Ham, and Aston Villa.
Neville’s Sky Sports regular sparring partner Jamie Carragher recently said on Twitter, Neville and Roy Keane go easy on Solskjaer “because they played with him and he’s their mate’.
And the former United right-back responded to Carragher, saying he would never go out of his way to call for a manager’s head.
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“I have Manchester United fans on my social media saying you won’t call him out because he’s your mate,” Neville said strongly.
“No I won’t. I won’t call out any manager and ask for them to be sacked.
“He’s my former team-mate and I actually like him a lot, Manchester United have failed with two managers who are perceived as world class.
“The pressure is building though, what a collection of players, he has to get them to perform.”
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Manchester United enjoyed a stunning transfer window which saw Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and the return of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer.
Their sensational summer business had many supporters and pundits tipping United for Premier League glory.
However, they have been pinned back by many familiar weaknesses, as opposition sides have been able to play through the Red Devils far too easily.
Sancho’s early season form since arriving at Old Trafford has also left a lot to be desired, as the £73m man is yet to contribute a goal or assist for United this season.
Ronaldo on the other hand hit the ground running with three Premier League goals in his first two matches.
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Unfortunately for United fans, the 37-year-old is currently experiencing a bit of a lull as far as his exceptionally high standards are concerned, as he has not scored in his last three league appearances.
However, while Neville appreciates the amount of scrutiny Solskjaer is under, he feels the Norwegian boss deserves more time to fix the problems United are experiencing.
“He should be under massive pressure because he’s been there for two years, 100 per cent,” said Neville.
“I think you give him until the end of the season.
“I disagree with Jamie, if you win a trophy and finish in the top four, that is progress.”
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