Gary Neville SLAMS Solskjaer's Man United after Villarreal loss

Gary Neville SLAMS Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United for switching ‘performances on and off like a tap’ following Europa League final loss to Villarreal… while Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher mercilessly trolls fellow Sky pundit in wind-up tweet

  • Manchester United lost to Villarreal on penalties in the Europa League final 
  • The result means the Red Devils’ have record four trophyless seasons in a row 
  • Gary Neville admits United are switching ‘performances on and off like a tap’
  • The Sky Sports pundit claims pressure is now on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 

Gary Neville claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now under pressure at Manchester United after losing the Europa League final as the club ‘can’t switch performances on and off like a tap’. 

The Red Devils were beaten on penalties by Unai Emery’s Villarreal on Wednesday night after a 1-1 draw which saw Edinson Cavani cancel out Gerard Moreno’s strike in normal time.

The result means Premier League runners-up United have failed to win a trophy for the fourth consecutive season, with their last major honour coming in 2017.  Neville, who has backed Solskjaer in the past, has demanded his former side spend well in the summer as a good start to next season is needed ‘badly’. 

Gary Neville says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (above) is under pressure after the Europa League loss

United were beaten on penalties by Unai Emery’s Villarreal as their trophy drought continues

The former defender tweeted: ‘You can’t switch performance on and off like a tap. Haven’t played well for weeks and last night a continuation of the form recently. 

‘Pressure will be applied to Ole and the team. Rightly so. Need to get it right this summer and a good start to next season needed badly!’

Despite Neville’s defiance and serious message to the club, he was unable to avoid from Jamie Carragher’s jokes, with the fellow Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool defender tweeting a funny picture of them together for Monday Night Football. 

Neville ripped into United’s performance on Wednesday and called the club to respond well

Defeat in the final to Villarreal, which came after David de Gea saw his spot kick saved by Geronimo Rulli after all of the outfield players sensationally scored their penalty efforts, means Solskjaer is still without a trophy as United manager. 

The Red Devils finished 12 points behind rivals Manchester City – who also beat them in the Carabao Cup semi-finals as well – while they were knocked out of the FA Cup quarter-finals by eventual winners Leicester. 

United boss Solskjaer admits his side did not turn up for the Gdansk final on Wednesday night and has challenged his side to pick themselves up from the agonising disappointment.  

Neville claims Solskjaer’s United cannot keep switching ‘performances on and off like a tap’

He said after the final loss: ‘We didn’t turn up. We didn’t play as well as we can do. That’s football for you. 

‘It’s sometimes decided on one kick and that’s the difference between winning and losing.

‘We’ve got to, not savour the feeling, but taste it and make sure you don’t get it again.’

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