Gary Neville reveals when he thinks Man United will challenge for the league

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has urged his boyhood club to take advantage of any slips in quality from rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.

The now pundit believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s youthful team can grow together successfully and potentially be ready to challenge in two years time if surrounding circumstances change to their advantage.

United’s starting XI seem to be of top four quality but in terms of squad depth, there doesn’t seem to be much quality with the match against Wolves evidence of that.

Solskjaer’s men were drawing 1-1 with the stubborn home side but he could only call upon Juan Mata, Andreas Pereira and Mason Greenwood- none of whom are significant game changers.

It’s clear the Red Devils are in transition however, with legendary Norwegian still working on shaping the squad in his image.

According to Sky Sports, Neville said: “I like this team a lot more. I look at the team and they all want to be at the club – perhaps Paul Pogba has aspirations to leave the club and play elsewhere.

“But he’s settled down. It’s a team that’s got energy and youth – I like it. It’s not slow or boring. They are having a go.

“It needs two or three senior additions that will make them really good but if that team can grow together.

“They are not going to take over City in the next 12-18 months but when Pep Guardiola leaves City and if Liverpool don’t recruit as well as they have done, then Manchester United must be ready to pounce.

“And if this develops, they’ve got a big chance of doing something in two years’ time.”

If backed financially and given time, there are signs Solskjaer will get it all right and lead Manchester United to glory.

Although it’s early days, all three of the former Molde man’s signings have already appeared to be solid pieces of business.

United have bought big in the past with players failing to live up to their reputations or price-tags.

However, under Solskjaer they’ve appeared to at least have addressed some weaknesses whilst having the new players integrate quickly and performing well.

Gary Neville reveals who he thinks will be Man United’s player of the season

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has backed Paul Pogba to be the club’s player of the season in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer first full campaign as manager.

The dazzling Frenchman was linked and is actually still linked with a potential move away to Real Madrid despite it appearing as though he will remain at Old Trafford.

Pogba started the season fantastically by assisting twice during United’s 4-0 demolition of Chelsea but he subsequently missed a penalty against Wolves that costed his side the win.

Critics argued it was clear evidence of his inconsistencies but it’s safe to say the skill he pulled off to win the penalty in the first place was sensational.

Pogba is the Red Devils only real, top quality midfielder and as such a lot relies on him performing well throughout the season.

According to Manchester Evening News, Neville said: “I think he could be the player of the year. That sounds like a bold statement.

“He has the potential to be the best player in this league. He has the biggest personality in this league.

“Manchester United’s season rests a lot on him depending on how well he plays. I think he could be the player of the year, he is the one to watch for me.

“A lot of success for United depends on him and whether he can reach his real high standard.”

Scott McTominay has been a good partner alongside Pogba throughout pre-season but early suggestions are Manchester United’s engine room isn’t strong enough.

Solskjaer has opted to play a 4-2-3-1 formation which relies heavily on the two central-midfielders being top quality players.

Against Wolves, United’s attacking-midfield seemed to be lacking in particular with Jesse Lingard incurring the wrath of the fans post-match so perhaps the legendary Norwegian should considering investing there in the winter.

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Gary Neville absolutely furious with Paul Pogba and unleashes on him

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has ripped into the players, particularly Paul Pogba, after their failure to beat Wolves despite winning a penalty.

The sensational Frenchman was involved in a superb piece of play that saw him win the penalty in the first place but fans were quickly confused as to why Marcus Rashford wasn’t the one taking the shot.

After all, the young Englishman has a fantastic record from the penalty spot whereas Pogba’s has been rather mixed of late.

Against Chelsea Rashford took the penalty superbly well and United went on their way to thrash their opponents 4-0.

Had the penalty been converted against Wolves as well, perhaps Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men would’ve won comfortably once again.

Neville’s confusion over the inconsistency isn’t a surprise given how the penalty effectively costed Manchester United the match.

However, the fixture should be put into context with it being a difficult away match against a well organised defensive team.

Fans are more furious with the missed opportunities than the result itself which is why there’s a general feeling that United lost the match rather than drew it.

Up next is an uncertain, wounded Crystal Palace side which should see Solskjaer’s men pick up all three points.

Gary Neville explains why Man United had to sell Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has explained just why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to sell Romelu Lukaku as well as backing him in the transfer market.

The prolific Belgian ended his time at Old Trafford during the summer as he managed to complete a dream move to Inter Milan.

Lukaku had a mixed time at United with his numbers being acceptable but fans couldn’t fully warm up to him.

After all there were spells of scoring droughts, a poor first-touch and the issue of him being overweight that all concerned fans.

Neville has often used Lukaku as the prime example of a player the Red Devils’ should be looking to weed out over the years.

It would be interesting to know just who Neville believes should be moved on as at the moment Manchester United’s depth isn’t at it’s best.

It’d certainly be more interesting to see who Solskjaer will move on eventually as he hasn’t actually sold anyone besides Marouane Fellaini as of yet.

Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia were both also moved on but only at the end of their contracts.

There’s definitely dead wood that needs to be cleared out by Solskjaer and it will take time to make that happen.