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Carragher & Souness Found Gary Neville's Attempt To Avoid Solskjaer Criticism Absolutely Hilarious

Carragher & Souness Found Gary Neville's Attempt To Avoid Solskjaer Criticism Absolutely Hilarious

Manchester United have plenty of issues at the moment, but the vast majority of them seem to stem from the lack of a top level manager at the club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a decent job in getting United up to this point, stabilising them after the disaster that was the end of the Jose Mourinho era. However, it is also becoming increasingly clear that he is not capable of leading them to the very top level.

That is not going to change, regardless of the result against Liverpool this afternoon.

The lack of any sort of real organisation or game plan is the team's main issue, best summarised by their complete failure to press in any sort of organised manner.

On Sky Sports this afternoon, Graeme Souness and Gary Neville disagreed about the impact this has on the team as a whole.

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Of course, Gary Neville has been completely averse to placing any sort of blame on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Earlier this week, he said he would never call for Manchester United to replace his former teammate. That is understandable, but his unwillingness to openly question the manager in any way has resulted in some rather remarkable pieces of television.

We were provided with another example today.

Neville was claiming that United's organisational issues are a result of poor training techniques, but he attempted to explain how this was the case without putting any blame on the manager.

It resulted in something of a freudian slip, with fellow pundits Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher finding the whole thing absolutely hilarious.

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Neville: You go into your small sided games (in training) and you've got to make sure that nobody shoots on your goal, it's an insult if it goes into your net.

Carragher: Isn't that a coaching issue?

Neville: No, my point is this is a mentality.

Souness: I told you we would enjoy this today!

Neville: No goals is a mentality throughout the coaching, the training sessions, and the club.

I watched Manchester United last week and they aren't pressing or intense. That's not just Cristiano [Ronaldo] or [Paul] Pogba.

Here is the debate in full.

His attempts to explain away United's problems without criticising his mate Ole didn't go too well on this occasion.

If their results do not improve, that is going to become an increasingly harder thing to do.

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