Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to be ‘selfish’ in January transfer market or he’ll be sacked, warns Gary Neville

Gary Neville wants Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to add to his squad (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to be ‘ruthless’ in the January transfer market by adding ‘two or three’ experienced players to ensure he avoids the sack.

United came back from two goals down against Sheffield United on Sunday but conceded a last minute equaliser to leave Bramall Lane with a point.

Neville blamed the result and performance on United’s lack of experienced players and says the team doesn’t know how to play away from home.

The Norwegian allowed experienced players like Ander Herrera, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku to leave the club last summer and failed to get replacements in for the trio.

Solskjaer has instead relied on young players like Mason Greenwood but Neville says he needs to be ‘selfish’ in January otherwise he could lose his job.

Solskjaer has money to spend in January (Picture: Getty)

‘They don’t know how to approach a Premier League away game,’ Neville told Monday Night Football.

‘They don’t understand that it’s different playing at Old Trafford than away from home. They don’t have the experience or maturity. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to go and spend the club’s money for himself, on two or three experienced players.

‘He must demand it, he’s not going to be there to see the fruits of the labour that he’s putting in because there’s a lot of good young players on that pitch that I enjoy watching, but unless they get the players in and around them quickly, they’ll not see the standard and won’t have the maturity.

‘Ole’s going to have to be selfish. He’s going to have to have that ruthless streak that a [Jose] Mourinho has, or a [Antonio] Conte has, and he’s going to have to go and spend the club’s money in the January window and put two or three experienced players in that group and they could come alive.’

United agreed a deal for Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic last summer but the Croatian rejected the move as he wanted to stay in Turin.

However, the 33-year-old is yet to play a single minute under Maurizio Sarri and is now open to a move to Old Trafford.

United are also interested in Red Bull Salzburg forward Erling Haaland and Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho but the club are not confident that either player will be available in January.

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