MANCHESTER UNITED legend Gary Neville has predicted his former side to ‘appoint the right people’ in the next six months to ensure their transfer strategy improves.
The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era is well underway following Jose Mourinho’s sacking before Christmas with the 45-year-old placed in temporary charge until the end of the season.
Neville has been vocal on United’s struggles since Sir Alex Ferguson retired with the club struggling to replicate the success the Scot endured since.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has received criticism for his appointments of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, and in the end, Jose Mourinho.
While a host of transfers have also not worked out during his time, including the likes of Memphis Depay and Angel Di Maria.
And Neville believes it’s down to Solskjaer to help club bosses work out what they need to improve in the next few months in order to recruit world class players come the end of the season.
“Ole’s job in the next six months is to be head coach, head scout, head of recruitment and making sure he feeds back really good information into the recruitment department of what the club needs,” he told Sky Sports’ Gary Neville Podcast.
“My concern over the last three to four years is who has been signing the players.
“That needs cleaning up and I am certain the club in the next six months will appoint the right people who are best in class to run that side of things.
“Manchester United have to start getting it right otherwise they will struggle, but it was a good start yesterday.”
Neville and Solskjaer played alongside each other during the glory days under Ferguson and the Norwegian does not expect to escape criticism from the Sky Sports pundit if things turn sour.
“Don’t worry, Gary will be really hard on me,” Solskajer, who scored 126 goals in 366 games for United as a player, said.
“I sat next to him in the dressing room for 11 years. He was next to me and you know Gary.
“He’s paid now to give his opinion and of course he should do. I’m no different to anyone else. I’m no different to any other manager when you lead that team out onto the pitch.
“It comes with a responsibility but my job is to get the players enjoying themselves.”