Gary Neville, a former Manchester United captain, has pinpointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s biggest issue at Old Trafford this season.
Man United’s energy out of possession to win the ball back and harm their opponent, according to Neville, is Solskjaer’s biggest issue.
Despite United’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League match over the weekend, he believes Solskjaer’s position at the club is in jeopardy.
After an ugly 5-0 loss to Liverpool at Old Trafford last weekend, Solskjaer needed a response from his players against Tottenham on Saturday, and they delivered with three goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, and Marcus Rashford.
“It doesn’t save his job,” Neville told Sky Sports after Man United defeated Tottenham.
“It just keeps him a foot on the line – the first rung of the ladder – because there are two big games coming up this week. And there is still a lot of work to do.
“But he will recognise he’s got something to build on. That is all it is because I am not letting Manchester United players or the manager off the hook for that matter, with one decent performance out of possession.
“That is something we’ve got to see now against Atalanta and [Manche ster] City and every single week.”
He added, “When you watched them in the last few weeks, their intensity out of possession to go win the ball back and hurt for the team – that is where the hard yards are done in football. I think that has been disgraceful to watch, and that’s been Ole’s biggest problem.
“They have gone back to what I think Manchester United will be with this squad and this manager. This manager can’t get them pressing, it is not in his nature. He has had them on the counterattack for three years.”