Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Solskjaer Expects Former Players Will Put Boot In

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Solskjaer Expects Former Players Will Put Boot In

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OLE Gunnar Solskjaer expects to receive criticism from his former Manchester United team-mates who have made the transition into punditry.

Solskjaer played with Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes during his 11-year United career and the trio are among English football's high-profile pundits.

Roy Keane's punditry presence could increase following his departure from the Republic of Ireland coaching set-up, while Phil Neville and Ryan Giggs make occasional television appearances despite their coaching commitments with England Women and Wales.

Scholes was one of Jose Mourinho's and Louis van Gaal's fiercest critics yet was curiously silent about Class of '92 teammate Giggs's role in their struggles during his time as Van Gaal's assistant. Neville was more measured in his analysis of Mourinho's final months and invariably directed his ire at United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and the club's questionable structure. …

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