Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals former Manchester United stars listened to Roy Keane more than Gary Neville, with Red Devils boss joking that outspoken Englishman talks ‘STILL’ too much
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that United stars listened to Keane over Neville
- Roy Keane and Gary Neville held leadership positions in United’s locker room
- However, Solskjaer said stars would pay more attention to the feisty Irishman
- The United boss joked that Marcel ‘talked too much’ and ‘still does’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that former Manchester United stars listened to Roy Keane more than Gary Neville when the Red Devils boss joked that the Englishman ‘spoke too much’ in the dressing room.
Solskjaer, 48, celebrated two years in the hot seat at Old Trafford this week after returning to the club after enjoying a stellar career as part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s roster from 1996 to 2007.
The Norwegian helped United to six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a Champions League triumph and was instrumental in the team led by spirited Irish captain Keane and trusted Lieutenant Neville.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that United stars listened to Roy Keane more than Gary Neville
Solskjaer enjoyed a brilliant playing career at Old Trafford with the outspoken pair
While Solskjaer has followed the coaching career path since retirement, Keane and Neville have flourished in the television studios, offering the pair insights into the latest Premier League action.
And the United boss has revealed that his old teammates would pay more attention to Keane’s observations than Neville’s, joking that the former fullback is still talking too much.
“We listened to Roy more than Gary, that’s for sure,” he said Sky SportsGary talked too much and he still does. That’s just Gary and we’ve gotten used to it.
However, the Norwegian said players would pay more attention to Keane than to Neville
‘He has good opinions, both of which are very vocal. If there’s one you don’t argue with, it’s Roy Keane. ‘
Now the outspoken duo gives their views on Solskjaer’s United from the commentary box and the studio, sometimes criticizing the current crop of stars after lackluster performances.
Solskjaer added that he understands that criticism of his players is part of the couple’s jobs, stressing that they are well placed to know the expectations placed at the club.
He said: ‘They know the demands of the Manchester United standards that we set so if they get mad at us that’s fine, that’s just their job.
Solskjaer joked that Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville ‘spoke too much’ and ‘still does’
The pair have been critical of United in the past, but Solskjaer says they know what’s expected
“They’ve both been managers, so they know the standards here [are] and they know the demands of a manager.
‘So that they know what we experience every day. They know for themselves how successful they have been. ‘
United will offer Solskjaer an improved three-year contract at the end of the season, with the club chiefs happy with the ‘phenomenal success’ the Norwegian has brought this season.
The Red Devils seem destined to secure Champions League football for next season, having left the group stage of the competition early before Christmas. United also crashed out of the FA Cup to Leicester this month, leaving the Carabao Cup in the semi-finals.