Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaching staff are understood to be unhappy over Gary Neville’s role in the anti-Glazer backlash at Manchester United.
The popular Sky TV pundit was widely praised for his impassioned criticism of the attempt by United and English football’s other Big Six clubs to launch a European Super League.
But there are concerns that Neville’s continued attacks on the Glazers helped to fuel Sunday’s violent protests at Old Trafford, with former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan accusing the former United defender of ‘calling on a lynch mob’.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be unhappy over Gary Neville’s role in the anti-Glazer backlash
The pundit was praised for passionately criticising the proposed European Super League
While Solskjaer and his staff were against the ESL, they are upset over the postponement of the game against Liverpool and believe that Neville needs to tone down his rhetoric to avoid further unrest.
The United boss made an unprompted reference to the issue on Wednesday, although the club’s attempts to limit the number of questions about the protest prevented a follow-up.
‘When it becomes a police matter that’s not nice and it has not been helped by certain individuals,’ said Solskjaer.
There are concerns that his attacks on the Glazers helped to fuel Sunday’s violent protests
Fans were vocal in their opinion of the Glazers who supported the breakaway league
‘I have to say that’s another part of it, that’s your (the media’s) end of it.’
It emerged this week that Neville has put together a WhatsApp group of fellow pundits and broadcasters to maintain a united front against any breakaway plans.
Solskjaer revealed that the American owners have offered him a personal apology over the fallout from their plans for a European Super League.
‘I’ve been communicating with the owners and I’ve got an apology, personally,’ said Solskjaer.
‘They’ve apologised to the fans about how this came out. They’ve all accepted it was the wrong thing to do, which is a start. Let’s continue that.
‘It’s a difficult position for me to be in. I’ve always had a good relationship (with the Glazers). They listen to me and they do listen to the fans. I’m sure there will be better communication coming.
‘The last few weeks have been difficult. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see that we’ve had challenges and friction.
‘The players have done terrific. I would be sad if all their good work is disrupted, so our focus is on playing well and getting to a final now.’