Earlier this week, in an interview with the BBC, former Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal said Manchester United under Solskjaer was still playing the same “park the bus” approach favoured by sacked manager, Jose Mourinho.
Gary Neville, a former United player and pundit for Sky Sports has now blasted him for the statement.
“Louis van Gaal’s football at Manchester United was the worst I’ve ever seen,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“Jose Mourinho’s was better than Louis van Gaal’s even though it wasn’t acceptable in terms of what the fans wanted to see.”
He also said Solskjaer has brought back some happiness to the club after a “difficult” three and the half years.
“At least Ole has brought back some happiness because it has been difficult the past three and a half, four years.”
In the interview, Van Gaal also criticised his successors for not trusting and giving young players a chance.
“A lot of trainers, like Mourinho, never give youngsters a chance. Yes, five minutes. Solskjaer, 10 minutes. That is not a chance. A chance is a game.
“Too much experience is not good. Then you have an automatic pilot. You always need imagination and you cannot forget how inspiring young players can be.
“If you are not willing to trust young players, you are not suitable to be a manager of a club with a youth education.”