Former Manchester United manGary Neville has put the boot into the club following their scoreless derby draw against Manchester City.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, though, do not have the look of a team capable of mounting a prolonged title challenge, having crashed out of the Champions League with a 3-2 loss to RB Leipzig last weekend.
A succession of managers have come and gone since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, and Neville says it is the responsibility of the board that United have lost their place at the forefront of the game in England.
“I’ve still got a thing in the back of my mind with this club that to allow a manager to win a title, you have to arm him with the players to do so,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“And have the ownership, the recruitment department, whatever you want to call them, done that?
“He needed another centre-back, he needed a right winger. They had to play Pogba left wing today, Greenwood on the right wing. They’re still fudging it.
“They have six midfield players and trying to fit them all in.
“It is square pegs in round holes all the time – I don’t think they have given any manager in the last five or six years a team that can win the title. That’s the job of the people above.
“For me, thereis dual culpability in terms of why Manchester United aren’t successful.
“Ole’s lack of success in not winning a title will not just be down to him but he’s got to get close with that group of players and start dominating matches.”
Neville believes that Solskjaer is currently doing a firefighting job.
“He won’t think that first half against West Ham in a 3-1 win is anywhere near the standard that is going to get Manchester United to a title,” said the former Red Devils defender.
“He obviously will keep putting a positive spin on it and today said it’s the best they’ve played against City but the reality of it is he’ll know they’re not performances that will win titles. They’re not; they’re nowhere near.”
Source : goal.com