Gary Neville urges Man United to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in January

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville says he wants Manchester United to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the January transfer window

Gary Neville
Gary Neville (Photo: Sky Sports)

Gary Neville says the Manchester United hierarchy need to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the January transfer window.

The Red Devils secured a shock win at Manchester City in the derby on Saturday evening to bolster their hopes of securing a top-four finish this term.

Marcus Rashford’s penalty followed by Anthony Martial’s clinical finish in the first half secured a 2-1 victory for Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester United have beaten Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City in their last two Premier League games to hoist themselves up the Premier League table.

Solskjaer’s side are only five points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea FC after the Blues suffered a surprise 3-1 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park in Saturday’s early game.

Sky Sports pundit Neville believes Manchester United need significant investment in the January transfer window to help Solskjaer overhaul their squad.

“It’s been painful over the last five and six years and the players have taken criticism, rightly so. Performances like at West Ham, Aston Villa and Sheffield United are nowhere near good enough,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“But that’s a different level today.

“That’s what they can do. There will still be inconsistencies as they are young and are not performing week-in, week-out at the same level. It does give you hope that there is something there that can produce that level of performance.

“It will give the squad confidence, but it doesn’t change what United need to do in January. They need to get some experience to bolster that squad. They need it desperately.

“Scott McTominay and Fred have done brilliantly but they can’t do it every week.

“It gives Ole a bit of breathing space and the confidence he can win big games as shown in the last four days.”

Manchester United won back-to-back Premier League games for the first time this season after the Red Devils beat Spurs and Manchester City in the space of four days.

The Red Devils will return to Premier League action with a home clash against Everton at Old Trafford next Sunday.

Manchester United finished in sixth position in the Premier League table last season after Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho last December.

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