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Gary Neville believes Manchester United could announce their new manager in the coming days to appease the fans as their Champions League hopes suffered another setback.
United were held to a 1-1 draw against Leicester to keep them away from the pace of the top four. The Reds are in sixth place, four points behind Arsenal in fourth place, who have played two games less. It looks bleak and Neville believes a new manager could be announced in the coming days.
It appears to be a two-horse race between Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino, but the situation drags on. Some might argue that the pressure is off as Ralf Rangnick is in charge for the rest of the season.
But talk on Sky Sports after The Leicester game Neville reiterated that a swift agreement is needed. The interview process has started and can not drag out, he says.
Gary Neville expects a decision
The former Reds defender believes that a draw against the foxes can now prompt a decision.
There are only eight games left of the season and Neville says a message would encourage the club. As things stand, fans are flat and bored, according to Neville, and a leadership appointment will lift the mood.
The interview process continues and Neville has called on United to make a decision.
“Look, because the interview process started in public some sort of seven to 10 days ago, I said you have to finish it pretty quickly, otherwise it’s going to be a bit of a mess,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“There were reports earlier this week that Ten Hag was awaiting details on whether he would be offered a contract or not. I suppose after that performance today what we will see is a PR increase by which the manager can be named. “
Fans flat and bored
The top four now look out of reach United could stare at their worst season in decades. They finished with just 64 points in the 2013/14 season and need 15 points to improve on that.
Going out of the Leicester match could be touch and go. But Neville says he is no longer angry, more bored with what he is witnessing.
“I’m not angry, I do not think any Manchester United fans left this earth angry tonight because we have probably gone past the anger, we are just flat,” he added on Sky Sports. “We’re bored and there was nothing there today.”
Manchester United are back in action when they face Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.
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