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Neville hits back at Van Gaal’s ‘park the bus’ jibes about Solskjaer

Gary Neville has taken a swipe at former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal after the Dutchman accused Solskjaer of parking the bus.

The Iron Tulip, who recently announced his retirement, said that Solskjaer is a coach ‘who parks the bus and plays on the counter’ while also refuting that his own brand of football during his time at Manchester United was boring.

However, speaking to Sky Sports as part of a lengthy reaction to the news that Solskjaer has been appointed as Manchester United’s latest permanent manager, Gary Neville ripped into the former United boss, saying that his football was the worst he had ever seen at the Old Trafford club.

“There is a lot of hard work still to do in the coming months and years to get Man Utd back to where it was before,” said Neville.

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“I saw Louis van Gaal the other day say that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s football is like Jose Mourinho’s but winning. Van Gaal’s football at Man Utd was the worst I’ve ever seen and Mourinho’s was far better, even though it wasn’t acceptable in terms of what the fans want to see.

“We’ve had a lot of change at the club in the last four or five years with different managers coming in, world-class managers and it hasn’t worked.

“Ole has bought a level of happiness and excitement back to the fans, which is at least something because it has been difficult to watch over the last three or four years.”

Solskjaer gets his permanent tenure off to a start this weekend with a home game against high flying Watford at Old Trafford.

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