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Solskjaer refuses to be drawn on Gary Neville’s criticism of Ed Woodward

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it was ‘not the time’ to criticise Manchester United’s recruitment after Gary Neville once again slammed Ed Woodward this weekend.

In the wake of Manchester United‘s 2-0 loss to Liverpool, Neville once again blasted Woodward over the club’s recruitment policy over recent windows, United having endured a steady decline since the 2013 departure of Sir Alex Ferguson despite lavish spending and possessing the second-most expensive wage bill in world football.

Despite being among the highest spending clubs in the Premier League last summer, United currently sit fifth in the division and are facing another fight to secure Champions League qualification for next season.

Sky Sports pundit and former club captain Gary Neville said that the state of the current squad was ‘unforgivable’, though ahead of tomorrow night’s clash with Burnley, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to be drawn on his former teammate’s criticism.

“For me now, we’ve lost to Liverpool, a team you all say are fantastic and we’ve been in the game until the last kick of the ball,” said Solskjaer at his pre-match press conference.

“Of course we’re disappointed losing the game, we don’t want to be behind them in the league but there were signs that we are on the right track.

“Now is not the time to speak about recruitment. We’re looking to Burnley. We’re always looking to improve the squad and the club but now is not the time on Gary and the discussion.

“You can look back at history and of course we know we are not where we want to be, should be and historically have been, it’s just down to us now to work better.

“I’ve been here 13 months, my experience with the players we’ve brought in has been good so no complaints whatsoever.”

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