February 22, 2024
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man Utd job is SAFE : even if Red Devils miss out on European spot altogether

The Old Trafford board are committed to backing Solskjaer in this transfer window AND in the summer.

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and the owning Glazer family will not waver from their plan to reboot the club based on youth, with Solskjaer at the helm.

Woodward has come under fire from United legend Gary Neville, who said he should be sacked for the club’s failings.

It has been claimed former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is waiting for a call from Woodward to take over from Solskjaer.

One agent has even checked with Poch what his requirements would be to go to Old Trafford.

The club, however, are not considering him at the moment having invested so much trust in Solskjaer.

They accept it could take another two seasons to come to fruition but are determined to show patience, even if it means ending this season potless and outside the top six.

Neville was scathing of Woodward and the board.

He said: “I can’t believe the investment that’s been put into the squad in the last five, six, seven years and you end up with that on the pitch.

“I saw a statistic two weeks ago that United have the second-highest wage bill in the world. It’s unforgivable, it really is.

“They have made some terrible investments in terms of recruitment. It’s all coming home to roost.

“This is going to get bad. The next six months are going to be really difficult.

“I can’t change the ownership of Manchester United, no one can.

“But I’m struggling to understand why the ownership have persisted in trusting that management team to oversee the building of a Premier League title- winning team since Sir Alex Ferguson left.

“If you don’t lose your job for overseeing that investment, that wage bill, and putting that team out on the pitch then something is really wrong.

“There’s real talent in that executive team, they can create revenue, they can do things within the football club that can help, to be fair.

“But in terms of what the club has needed to do for a number of years now, put the best football operators into the club, they’re not doing it.

“They’re not doing it and it’s a mess.

“They need to sort it out and quickly.”