Rio Ferdinand backs Solskjaer to continue as Manchester United boss

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won’t be sacked from the head coach role at the Red Devils anytime soon. The Norwegian tactician was initially recruited by United in December last year as the interim manager and the team’s performances over the next three months convinced the board to hand him with the permanent role.


Since then, the club’s fortunes have completely reversed with just five wins from 23 matches in all competitions and recent reports have claimed that Solskjaer could be sacked, should the Red Devils suffer a heavy defeat to Liverpool in the forthcoming league game. In response to this, Ferdinand has said that the board should have anticipated the current situation, given the performances of the squad have not been good enough.
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Gary Neville makes big Manchester United Champions League claim

Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville has said that the Red Devils should concentrate on their prospects of finishing in the top four rather than seeking progress in the Champions League. United’s stunning nine-match unbeaten league run has recently propelled them to the fourth position in the league standings and Neville believes that should remain their main objective for the campaign.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville told that he does not want to be disrespectful to his former employers but he does not fancy them making the push for Champions League glory despite the recent upturn in form. He added that the top four should remain the main aim for the rest of the season while they stand a better chance of securing the FA Cup.
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Phil Jones signs a fresh long-term contract with Manchester United

England international Phil Jones has committed his long-term future to Manchester United by signing a fresh four-year contract. The central defender has been with the Red Devils for the past eight-and-a-half seasons and he has now penned a deal until the summer of 2023 with the option for a further 12 months.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Jones said: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. Manchester United has been a big part of my life for eight years and I love everything about this club. I am excited about the challenges that lie ahead of us as we prepare for a very busy period in the season. I would like to thank Ole and the coaching staff for their continued support in my development.”
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