Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville does not believe Antonio Conte would be the right man to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the club.

Solskjaer is under severe pressure at Old Trafford following Sunday's 5-0 mauling at the hands of Liverpool, leaving them eight points off the top of the Premier League table after nine matches played.

An inspired performance from Mohamed Salah — who netted a hat-trick — led the Liverpool onslaught, adding to goals from Diogo Jota and Naby Keita.

Solskjaer has vowed that he will not resign from his position and walk away, but, naturally, the pressure on his shoulders is mounting, with United now winless in their last four Premier League outings, amassing just one point from the last 12 on offer.

Former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss Conte has already been touted as one of the favourites to replace Solskjaer and seal a return to England, but former United skipper Neville is not convinced the Italian would be the right man, and believes in any case that United will stand by Solskjaer for the remainder of the season.

"They won’t bring a hitman in. They will stick with Ole and he has to win something this season. Any other club he’d be in trouble tonight [Sunday]," Neville told Sky Sports.

"Jose was the best manager in the world and couldn’t do it. I wouldn’t bring Conte in to United. He’s not a fit for United.

"I might be wrong but I don't think that he is. I think it would be wrong to sack Ole today. I sacked a manager after six games last season, it was the wrong thing to do, I should’ve let things breathe."

Neville went onto admit that had Solskjaer been the direct replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013 the pressure on him would have been even greater.

Neville added: "If this was post Sir Alex aftermath Ole would be in massive trouble tonight [Sunday].

"I think the club will hold their nerve and I don't think they’ve planned for another manager this season and they'll sit with Ole until the end of the season.

"There will be a massive outcry from fans and media from everybody that he should be sacked and I can understand why after that game. It takes some recovery."

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