Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has blamed the club’s inability to challenge for major titles on the boards failure to recruit the right set of players.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, there has been a succession of managers that have come and gone but United seemed to have lost their place at the apex of English football.
After a goalless draw in the Manchester derby, on Saturday, it appeared that the current crop of United players are not capable of mounting a prolonged title challenge.
“I’ve still got a thing in the back of my mind with this club that to allow a manager to win a title, you have to arm him with the players to do so,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“And have the ownership, the recruitment department, whatever you want to call them, done that?
“He needed another centre-back, he needed a right winger. They had to play Pogba left wing today, Greenwood on the right wing. They’re still fudging it.
“They have six midfield players and trying to fit them all in.
“It is square pegs in round holes all the time – I don’t think they have given any manager in the last five or six years a team that can win the title. That’s the job of the people above.
“For me, there is dual culpability in terms of why Manchester United aren’t successful.
“Ole’s lack of success in not winning a title will not just be down to him but he’s got to get close with that group of players and start dominating matches.”
United had crashed out of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday following a 3 – 2 home loss to RB Leipzig.
Solskjaer’s men will take on Sheffield United then hosts Leeds in their pre-Christmas Premier League fixtures.