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The Red Devils won again at the weekend, beating Watford 2-1 in Solskjaer’s first match since being handed the reins permanently.
Neville believes Solskjaer faces a massive task to turn the squad into title challengers and says his former teammate will need the support of a Director of Football, to make the changes required.
Speaking on The Gary Neville Podcast, he explained:
“There’s four or five players that he will want to keep that are out of contract that he needs to tie down.
“There are four or five players that he’ll need to bring in. And there are probably four or five players that he needs to get out.
“So if you think about that in terms of the job over the next two or three months, you’ve got probably 12 live situations: four players we need to sign on contracts, four players we need get into the club and four players we need to get out for the most money possible.
“And that needs a good wheeler dealer behind the scenes, someone who can sort of manage that situation. Manchester United haven’t been brilliant at that over the last few years. So that’s the big job, and it’s not his [Solskjaer’s] job, but it will determine the outcome of his success.”