Manchester United legend Gary Neville expects Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to play five players in defense and Edinson Cavani up front against Tottenham.

Gary Neville expects Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to support the defense during the trip to Tottenham.

The Red Devils spent a week in turmoil after a 5-0 humiliation at the hands of arch-rivals Liverpool last Sunday.

Edinson Cavani has struggled for minutes at Old Trafford this season


Edinson Cavani has struggled for minutes at Old Trafford this seasoncredit: Getty

They travel to North London with Solskjaer the favorite to be the next Premier League manager.

Former United captain Neville says it is vital for his old club to plug their leaky defense and bring veteran Edinson Cavani into the starting line-up.

Neville wrote on Twitter: “The players looked weak last week and it depends on how fragile they are or whether they have recovered.

“I think he (Ole) will go into five goals and hopefully he will stop charging goals! Also Cavani is at the top.”

Fan-favorite Cavani has been limited to a small role since the arrival of the mascot Cristiano Ronaldo this season.

The Uruguayan is reportedly ready to move in January in search of match time, but he could get his chance against Spurs.

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United head to Tottenham Hotspur as Solskjaer says he will do “everything” to get a result after a string of incredible performances.

Neville did his best to maintain faith in his old teammate, but critics’ patience is wearing thin.

He recently described United’s current squad as “easy to play against” and believed they were one of the “least-running” teams in the league.

In a shot through Solskjaer’s arcs, he said: “This is a bad reflection on the coach, the staff and the players.”

But a particular outrage was reserved for the players themselves, with Neville claiming there were three key men the manager would struggle to trust.

One of them is not Raphael Varane signed in the summer, who could give Solskjaer a boost by appearing against Spurs.

The stellar centre-back has recovered from a thigh injury and could be back to add some much-needed steel at the back.

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