Solskjaer is ready to Neville’s criticism
Manchester United interim head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he didn’t expect a condescending attitude toward himself from the former teammate, and now television expert Gary Neville.
Neville was also a part of the famous team that won treble – the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League – under Sir Alex Ferguson’s leadership in 1999. Gary spent his whole career at Old Trafford, but his affection for United has never prevented him from criticizing Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.
In the next six months that Solskjer will be the Red Devils’ manager, he also expects to face criticism from the former teammate. Though, the Norwegian would be happy if Neville continues to express his opinion sincerely.
Solskjaer said that he knew Gary very well since he had been sitting next to him in the locker room for 11 years. During that time, Neville didn’t really try to find correct words and always criticized his partners when it was necessary. He also expressed support as a real captain.
The Norwegian said that he had no difference from other managers and would be happy to hear useful criticism, especially from his former captain.
(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)