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Neville: Manchester United are on the right track under Solskjaer

22:10 IST 04/09/2019
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United 2019-20
The one-time Red Devils defender is positive about the direction in which his former team-mate is taking the club

Manchester United legend Gary Neville feels that his former club are on the right track under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite several disappointing results this season.

The Red Devils started the campaign with a 4-0 thumping of Chelsea, but things have not gone so well since then, with the side drawing against Wolves and Southampton as well as losing to Crystal Palace.

However, Neville believes that United are progressing in the right direction, with Solskjaer attempting to address the culture in the dressing room.

“There is an element of frustration from United fans because of where the club have been,” Neville said to Sky Sports.

“There's still that recent history of big success under Sir Alex Ferguson but there's been six or seven years now since that. There's now an element of frustration building, real frustration, that they are not on the right track.

“I think they are on the right track because the first thing United have to do, they have to have a group of people in that changing room that want to be there. Forget how talented they are.

“Sir Alex Ferguson came down from Aberdeen in 1986 and he got rid of some of the most talented players in the squad in an attempt to change the culture.”

Neville has insisted that Solskjaer must be given time and that he is instilling the right principles in his players.

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to play the long game. It does take time. Solskjaer is working more with a squad like the one Klopp picked up at Liverpool than the one Guardiola inherited at City. From that point of view this is going to be a long game at Old Trafford and it's going to be frustrating at times.

“There are going to be results like Southampton, Wolves and Crystal Palace along the way, but when you watch the team a lot of the principles are correct.

“They seem to be playing the right way. You see Daniel James score that goal and you see the way in which they are trying to play.

“The style of it is right. The bones are there but there's still a very long way to go, and it's going to be bumpy along the way.”