Piers Morgan slams Gary Neville in row over refusing to criticise Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics

PIERS MORGAN slammed Gary Neville for refusing to call on Manchester United to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But the Sky Sports pundit hit back that he’s just showing ‘decency’.

Gary Neville was forthright with his opinions after Sunday's game

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Gary Neville was forthright with his opinions after Sunday’s game
Piers Morgan gleefully slammed Man United

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Piers Morgan gleefully slammed Man United

Neville, 46, admitted on last week’s Monday Night Football that he wouldn’t ask for his pal Solskjaer to be axed at Old Trafford.

But pressure has since mounted on the Norwegian after his side’s horrendous 5-0 defeat to Liverpool.

A number of United players, including Luke Shaw and David de Gea, have slammed their own team’s display.

And the Red Devils have drawn up a four-man shortlist – with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at the front of the queue.

Neville did admit that United’s running stats are a ‘poor reflection’ on Solskjaer and his coaching team.

But Piers, 56, stuck the boot in further, tweeting: “Take your blinkers off, T-Bag @GNev2 your mate Ole’s tactics yesterday were absolutely horrendous & United duly got the stuffing his woeful preparation deserved.

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“He’s out of his depth and has to go – and I say this as an Arsenal fan who would love him to stay.”

Neville hit back less than ten minutes later, responding: “No Blinkers Piers. Just decency.”

The former Good Morning Britain host then wrote: “Decency won’t win you titles.

“I’m sure Ole’s a great guy and I admire your loyalty to a mate, but if any other United manager had just lost 0-5 at home to Liverpool in such humiliating fashion, you’d be demanding a new manager right now.”

Neville then fired back: “Not quite !

“You should look at my quotes on Moyes , LVG and Jose when in their roles.

It’s about making sure the next manager is the right manager

Gary Neville in Dec 2018

“Please also remember whilst you were berating Wenger I was decent towards him. This place drags everyone into the gutter. I tend to stay clear of that.”

Morgan famously campaigned for years for former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to be sacked, before the Frenchman finally left his role in 2018.

When Jose Mourinho was axed by United in December 2018, Neville had called on United to appoint a replacement with the ‘right football structure in place.

He said: “It’s about making sure the next manager is the right manager.

“The reality of that is they’re going to have to put the right football structure in around him.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under intense pressure at Man United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under intense pressure at Man United

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