‘The situation is complicated’ — Gary Neville finally explains why Solskjaer won’t be sacked

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Gary Neville has provided a perspective on the reason the Manchester United hierarchy are reluctant to fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager.

The Norwegian has come under fire in recent weeks in the wake of recurring defeats in and outside the Premier League.

The Red Devils suffered a humiliating 5-0 loss to rivals Liverpool weeks ago, after losing 4-2 to Leicester City a week before.

United seemed to have turned the corner after putting 3 unreplied goals past Tottenham recently, but an abysmal 2-2 draw against Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League, and a 2-0 loss to Manchester City on Saturday has left Solskjaer under more pressure than ever.

Fans and a section of Ex-players have called for the 48 year old to be relieved of his duties, but Neville believes it may not happen now because club executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward wouldn’t want sacking a manager to be one of the last things he does, with his tenure set to expire this year.

Taking to Twitter, the pundit noted, “The situation at United is made more complicated with Ed W leaving in weeks.

“He gave OGS a 3 year contract months ago and he won’t want his final act to be sacking a manager.

“However he knows an incoming CEO could throw him overboard by doing just that and blaming him!”