Gary Neville and Micah Richards clashed fiercely in a heated discussion over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future at Manchester United.
After the match between arch rivals Manchester United and Manchester City, two Sky Sports experts discussed the Norwegian’s mission.
Since the departures of Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill from Manchester United, the club has been in disarray, says Gary Neville and argues that all United coaches have been sacked due to poor results in recent years.
Defending Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he doesn’t think the situation will change if they hire a new coach.
“I don’t think it’s right to sack Solskjaer now, with a new coach I think he could end up quickly, says Neville.
– Not good enough
Micah Richards, who has a past at Manchester City, notes that he has defended Solskjaer since the Norwegian got the job, but believes the other coaches will be fired after United’s performances against Liverpool and City.
The coach says what the players should do. Richards says what I see on the pitch is not by Manchester United standards, it’s not good enough.
In the studio, the question arises of whether another coach could do a better job than Solskjær.
– Of course, others could have done better, Richards answers firmly and points out the group of players that Solskjær made.
In what has become a heated debate, Richards asked teammate Neville if he thought there were coaches better equipped for the United job.
I thought Jose Mourinho, David Moyes and Louis van Gaal were better coaches than Solskjaer, but Solskjaer came second in the series last year. Of course, there are better coaches, but they have tried world class ones before, but to no avail, Neville answers.
Don’t see candidates
Neville cannot know which coach might be relevant to take on Manchester United at the moment. He points to Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino, but thinks the Argentine doesn’t have enough titles to show.
– I think the board of directors is sticking to the long-term plan. They can have a coach with a better CV than Solskjaer tomorrow, nobody can discuss that, but they did it with Mourinho, Moyes and Van Gaal, and it didn’t look good.
Liverpool captain and former coach Graeme Souness, who won several trophies as a player, claims he has never witnessed such a humiliating consecutive performance at Old Trafford.
To say it was disappointing would be an understatement. I can never remember watching bad football for Manchester United at all.
Gary Neville defended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the debate, while Micah Richards focused on the fact that many others would be sacked in the same position, and that there are better coaches than the Norwegian to lead United.
Finally, Neville sent a slightly sarcastic but funny comment to his former City opponent.
– Mika has fired many coaches in City, you should just know.
Richards then immediately hit back against Neville.
“Maybe I’ll be taller than you on the job,” he concludes with a laugh and recalls when Neville was fired in less than four months as Valencia’s coach.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave players who did not attend the national team rally free of charge. Reports from England indicate that the Norwegian is leading the team in the upcoming match against Watford.
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