Gary Neville speaks about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer getting the full-time role as a manager at Manchester United.
Manchester United have won nine of their last ten games since the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian International, who took over Jose Mourinho as the Interim boss has worked wonders in a short span of time by sitting just two points adrift of Chelsea’s position.
The likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial are looking rejuvenated after the departure of Mourinho. Besides, the French International decided to commit his future to Manchester United, and the same can be expected from David De Gea and Paul Pogba in the upcoming months.
Gary Neville, who was very sceptical about Jose Mourinho has said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has 50% chance of landing the permanent job, but insisted that he would speak about his former teammate’s managerial position only after the end of some tough games.
You there. Gary Neville has offered his verdict on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s claim for the permanent Man United manager’s job. Have a look. https://t.co/e8fCvrPoWD
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Speaking in the podcast, Neville said “I said before the Leicester game I thought, when he took over the job, he had 25 per cent chance of getting it [permanently], I would say now he has 50, 60 per cent chance of getting it. I still conclude that I think by the end of March, early April is the right time to really start to make a judgement.
Gary Neville on Ole Solskjaer:
“If you’d asked when he got the job what the chances were, I’d have said probably 25%.
He’s got a far greater chance now – maybe 50, 60% – but there’s a huge challenge in the next 5-6 weeks.
— Blog of the Net (@BlogOfTheNet) February 4, 2019
“Because we could be sat here in three or four weeks’ time and Manchester United have just played Liverpool in the league, Chelsea in the FA Cup and Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
“If those results go against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will we all be sat here saying ‘ah, he’s not the right man for the job?’ And yet he’s been beaten by four of the best teams you can play.
“Away from home at Stamford Bridge, which is a terribly difficult ground for United to play at, Paris Saint-Germain – one of the favourites for the Champions League – and Liverpool, who are obviously top of the Premier League in this moment in time, and the Manchester Derby soon after.
“You think of that period of six to eight weeks, I think it’s the right thing to do judge it at the end of that. And that’s not necessarily by the results, but by the performances.”
.@GNev2 said: “He’s lifted the club on and off the pitch. It’s been an incredible turnaround, which shows you how bad the players felt before. I never realised how bad the players’ mood could have been to see the response since.” https://t.co/1fRvhAz9FC
— Belfast Live Sport (@BelLiveSport) February 4, 2019
There is no doubt that their 1999 Champions League hero has won over the fans in this short span of time. But, the club will be cautious while appointing their new manager.