Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has revealed that his former side had the problem of recruitment over the last three to four years.
United appointed David Moyes, Louis van Gaal then Jose Mourinho following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
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Since then, the Red Devils have spent a huge amount of money signing different players, whose performances and contributions were really poor.
But Neville has urged the club to appoint the right people in the summer to ensure their transfer strategy improves.
“Ole’s job in the next six months is to be the 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.”
Neville and Solskjaer played alongside each other during the glory days under Ferguson at Old Trafford.
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And the Norwegian, who scored 126 goals in 366 games for United as a player, admits he is prepared to receive criticism from Sky Sports pundit Neville.
“Don’t worry, Gary will be really hard on me,” Solskajer 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 responsibility but my job is to get the players enjoying themselves.”