Gary Neville reveals why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not been sacked yet

Once Sir Alex Ferguson decided it was time for him to retire from chewing his gum furiously on the sidelines of Old Trafford and the Premier League and European grounds Manchester United would find themselves playing at, there would have been some concern about how the Red Devils would continue to perform.

Naturally, it was always going to be difficult to replace the iconic and legendary manager however the club and its supporters would not have been expecting to have experienced what they have over the years since he had departed.

Indeed, not many football betting fans would have been flocking to to find the best odds on the Red Devils struggling to win silverware for many years whilst also going through a multitude of different managers over the same period.

David Moyes arrived and was dismissed relatively quickly into his reign at Old Trafford, whilst Ryan Giggs was a caretaker for the team before Louis Van Gaal arrived. However, the Dutchman remained at the club for just two years before being replaced by Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese was then dismissed after a run of poor results and subsequently replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, which is where we are today.

The Norweigan has not been without his critics, though, and some would argue that he has done well to still be in the hotseat at Manchester United, however one of his former teammates appears to think he knows the reason as to why he remains there.

Whilst admitting the results and performances need to be better, the Sky Sports pundit/co-commentator stated that it is right to remain with Solskjaer and that the club has learned from continually changing managers when things have not gone right, rather than sticking with the man that they have appointed.

He told Sky Sports (via TEAMtalk): “If Ole had been the manager in the post Sir Alex Ferguson slipstream he’d be gone by now.

“But because of those bad experiences that United have had through getting rid of managers after a year, two years, eight months, they’re going to live with him and believe in the project for a longer period. And I think probably it’s the right way to go because they’ve had bad experiences through changing managers.

“It costs more money sometimes to change.”

There is going to be a lot of pressure on Solskjaer at United this season, as he was able to bolster his squad with a number of significant additions in the summer to help with their aspirations of challenging for the Premier League title.

Considering he already had a stacked squad, the Norwegian was able to acquire Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and finally bring Cristiano Ronaldo back home; adding the trio to the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

However, the Red Devils head into the weekend’s fixtures sitting fourth in the Premier League table and two points behind current division leaders, Chelsea.

They may have only lost once this season, but the performances have been far from consistent and way off where they would need to be if they are to have a chance of lifting the title this season.