LONDON: Phil Neville has come out in defense of Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the club were knocked out of the Champions League group stage.
The Red Devils received a great blow when they lost 2-3 at the hands of RB Leipzig, early this morning when they only needed one point to advance to the knockout rounds.
United face consistency problems in this season’s competition – losing to Istanbul Basaksehir after beating Leipziq and Paris Saint Germain in the opening Group H match – and Solskjaer’s position is now in danger.
The defeat saw them have to play in the Europa League and Neville, who played for Solskjaer for nine years at Old Trafford, defending his former team-mate.
He said, there was a move made to make the manager fired.
“If United win on Saturday (against Manchester City) – and Ole’s team is likely to do it in big games, I think Saturday will be a big moment for managers and players,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“They played badly in the first 30 minutes, they were punished when they were eliminated from the competition.
“They are currently in the Europa League and they need to win.
“The narrative inside the club is far different than outside the club which seems to have a movement to make Ole lose his position.”
United face neighbors City early this Sunday morning and need to produce a positive result.
The Red Devils are one point ahead of City ahead of the clash.