Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville claims Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward is the main reason why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unlikely to be sacked anytime soon.
Woodward’s own departure from Old Trafford has been the source of much speculation. It was announced that he would leave after the Super League debacle earlier this year, but there has been no firm date set for when he will go.
Neville feels that Woodward won’t want his last act to be sacking a United legend, and it means there could be a long-drawn-out process before a change in management happens:
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 ! 🤷🏻♂️
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) November 7, 2021
If Woodward is putting his own ego ahead of the club’s interests, that would be shocking, but Neville seems to be implying just that.
Solskjaer’s position is becoming increasingly untenable after yesterday’s abject 2-0 home defeat to archrivals Manchester City so whether things will change during the international break, we shall have to wait and see.