Pressure is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following more dropped points this weekend, with the Red Devils losing 4-2 to Leicester and slipping to sixth in the Premier League table
Gary Neville has explained why Antonio Conte won’t be Manchester United boss anytime soon, adding he’s not convinced he’d do a better job than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently doing.
Pressure is on Solskjaer following more dropped points this weekend, with the Red Devils losing 4-2 to Leicester City and slipping to sixth in the Premier League table.
Former Chelsea boss Conte is currently out of work and has been linked with the Manchester United manager’s job in recent weeks.
But ex-Red Devils captain Neville says he can’t see the United hierarchy replacing Solskjaer with Conte and that even if they did, he doesn’t believe he’d bring the club overnight success.
“Conte won’t be the manager at Manchester United I don’t think,” Neville said during an Instagram Live on Sunday.
“I don’t think they’ll go for that option, personally. He’s a great manager but I think certain managers fit certain clubs and I don’t think Conte fits United personally. As I say, great manager but doesn’t feel right for me that one.”
On the suggestion he would win the title, Neville added: “I’m not into that, giving someone a squad. We tried that with Jose [Mourinho], ‘Give Jose a squad and we’ll definitely win the league’.
“We didn’t, and in the end, it was a mess and everybody wanted him out.”
Addressing the other candidates for the job, Neville said: “Brendan Rodgers to United? No that won’t happen either. Managed Liverpool before, I don’t think they would go for Brendan – who again is a great manager. Will Zidane come? Not sure.
“We’re just speculating now, throwing names in the air. It’s like when you’re making soup and you taste it having put a load of ingredients in and it’s not particularly great and then you just start adding stuff thinking it’s going to make it better. It’s definitely not going to make it better.”
Backing Solskjaer, Neville concluded: “The club won’t sack him. The club will stick with him. The fact that they’ve had those experiences with [David] Moyes and with Jose and [Louis] Van Gaal, I think they’ll stick to plan.
“Ole is under pressure but they won’t sack him, there’s no doubt about that. I know that won’t please some of you. I know some of you want a new manager. I’ve never asked for a Premier League manager to be sacked in the 11 years since I stopped playing football and that’s not going to happen now.
“Let’s not panic here. There’s no need to panic. Everyone will want Manchester United to panic. There’s nothing that can be fixed in the next 10 minutes. Stick to plan, get through the season, see what happens this season.
“Obviously if then there isn’t a trophy or it continues to go as it is, then Ole will come under great pressure. He knows that, having been in the job for three-and-a-half years at that time.”