Gary Neville explains why he’s unhappy with Solskjaer despite 3-0 win over Tottenham

Manchester United were a different side from the one that lost 5-0 against Liverpool last Sunday, as they ran out 3-0 winners against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The win was largely due to a tactical switch that saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer switch to a 5-3-2 formation, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani playing upfront.

But after the game, Manchester United legend Gary Neville wasn’t entirely pleased with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as he questioned why it took him this long to find a winning formula.

He told Sky Sports: “I’m stunned that it’s taken six, seven, eight weeks of really bad performances and inept attitude to defending without the ball.

“Why has it taken the manager to be on the brink of the sack? Why has it taken the 5-0 defeat by Liverpool to get into a shape and look like they’re half intent to work without the ball?

“What we saw today, to be fair, was what you see from every other team in the Premier League. Every other team in the Premier League do. Burnley do, so why don’t Manchester United have to do it?

“I don’t know why it’s taken so long for the coaching staff to demand that from the players or the players to step up and do it but it shouldn’t have to take that much. But they’ve done something today that they’ve not done all season, that’s look half a team without the ball.

“Today was a decent start but it doesn’t let anybody off the hook. It’s a start but nothing more than that.”