Gary Neville has suggested that those calling for Manchester United to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are not actual fans of the club, as they’re mostly people from the internet.
The ex-player-turned football pundit, shared the view while speaking on Sky Sports recently, in reaction to the multiple calls for the Norwegian’s head to roll, following United’s poor run of results this season.
Neville said, “The social media noise is different to the noise in the stadium. We didn’t hear that with Jose Mourinho, with Louis Van Gaal, with David Moyes, or even with Ron Atkinson 35 years ago.
“The fans here don’t do that, they are respectful of the situation, but this is a train off the track at the moment. Last season, people said second in the league is progression, it’s now not progression. That has to change very quickly.
“Against big teams, Manchester United look desperately short, and they shouldn’t. That’s where the manager comes under enormous pressure, and questions are asked, and on social media the pressure will be hot.
“But the contingent on social media are very different to the fans in the stadium itself [Old Trafford]. The contingent on social media don’t have the sympathy, the empathy, the compassion that the fans in the stadium have.”