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Gary Neville clashes with pundit over Antonio Conte to Manchester United verdict



Gary Neville has doubled down on his opinion that Antonio Conte was not the precise match for Manchester United.

Following a dismal season at Outdated Trafford, United are making ready for a contemporary begin when new supervisor Erik ten Hag steps into the dugout after watching a closing day defeat to Crystal Palace from the stands. Having seen their title ambitions shattered by the November internationals, United slipped away from top-four rivalry and their lengthy look ahead to silverware has but once more been prolonged.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was given his marching orders shortly after Tottenham opted for a change within the dugout, with Conte being appointed and in the end main them to Champions League qualification. Nonetheless, whereas the Italian has gone on to attain what Ralf Rangnick did not, that has not impacted how Neville feels.

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He clashed with fellow Sky Sports activities pundit Jamie Redknapp on the ultimate day as Tottenham sealed their top-four end with a 5-0 demolition vs Norwich. United had been, in the meantime, sentenced to a twelfth defeat of what has been a merely disastrous season.

Redknapp stated: “The club have to do everything within their power to back him, to make sure next year he has got everything he needs because he’s an elite manager. I think Gary [Neville] was wearing those glasses when he said Man United shouldn’t get him as their coach because, when you look at him now, surely you must realise he would have been good for Manchester United?”

Neville replied: “It is possible to think that he’s a great coach, but he doesn’t suit your club and that’s it. For me, he does two years at clubs and I don’t think he’s right for Manchester United. But for other clubs, fine.

“To be honest, he is completed a great job. Arsenal have blown it on the finish and Manchester United have capitulated, which has helped. I’ve little question he is an ideal supervisor, however he simply would not swimsuit the membership I help.”

Conte was mooted as a potential option for United when Solskjaer’s job was on the line. Speaking about that possibility at the time, Neville said: “I would not carry Conte to United. He is not a match for United. I may be improper about it, however I do not assume he’s.”

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