Gary Neville reacts to Man Utd’s decision to sack club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Former Manchester United star Gary Neville has reacted to Manchester United’s decision to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as boss.

The Norwegian was sacked on Sunday morning less than 24 hours after Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Watford.

“It’s been coming for the last few weeks. The performances have been terrible, the results have been shocking. Yesterday was a wimpish performance at Watford,” Neville said.

“I think you’re always hoping that the players would respond and the international break would bring some refreshness but it looked like they had the world on their shoulders.

“Their performance levels over the last few weeks have dipped and when a manager can’t get a performance out of his players and the results are getting as bad as they are then in this game you’re going to lose your job.

“The team have looked all over the place. I didn’t see the game yesterday but I saw the highlights.

“Some of the goals… the defending is absolutely woeful, the keeper, the defenders – and that’s a back four, back five, that have played together a number of times.

“Watford aren’t the best team by a long stretch but they got mauled Manchester United.

“Ole couldn’t get a performance out of them in the end. The players look drained of confidence and I’m not surprised today that it’s ended.”