Manchester United legend Gary Neville has predicted more inconsistent times ahead for the club’s youthful side but insists he believes they’re on the right track under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s leadership.
The former Molde man has overseen a poor start to the campaign as his side fell apart following the convincing 4-0 defeat of Chelsea.
United went on to draw with Wolves, lose to Crystal Palace then draw to 10-man Southampton in frustrating style.
Solskjaer must be keen on putting an end to their inconsistencies but Neville believes a young side was always going to have ups and downs.
Frustrated fans have already begun to voice their concerns but it appears they’ll have to be patient for a while longer.
According to the Mirror, Neville said:”I think when you have a team that’s young like this Manchester United team is, it’s got a lot of players who are developing and trying to prove themselves.
“I think they’re going to get a lot of results like this where they do alright in the game. I actually though it was okay the performance (against Southampton), but they just don’t have that clinical element to see it off, to be able to sort of win the game.
“There is an element of frustration at the moment from Manchester United fans because obviously where the club have been, there’s still that recent history of big success under Sir Alex Ferguson, but there’s been six or seven years now and I think there’s an element of frustration building, real frustration, that they’re not on the right track.
“I think that they are on the right track in my opinion in terms of what they’re doing. Because the first thing that Manchester United have to do, you have to have a group of people in that changing room – it’s so important – who want to be there. Forget how talented they are.”
To prove Solskjaer’s on the right track, at least in terms of his recruitments, all three of his signings have been put up for the player of the month award.
Daniel James, Harry Maguire and Daniel James have all impressed heavily since their arrivals and it’s actually a little embarrassing for their teammates that they’ve walked right into the nominations as well as starting XI.
Solskjaer has recruited well so far and he must continue to do so but first he’ll have to drag Manchester United back to good form otherwise he’ll lose his job before the next transfer window.