Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand says he would be very surprised if his former club decided to sack manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite the club’s poor start to the season.
The TV pundit believes it was not unexpected that there would be some difficulties under the Norwegian during the early stages of his reign, and he thinks that fans will need to stay patient:
“There’s no way the club would have thought this would be rosy straight away, they’re not naive enough to think that it was going to be a situation where he just changes it overnight.”
“This is definitely something where there is going to be early pain, there is going to be a situation where the results are not going to go our way, especially with the new recruitment that they’ve started to go with younger players.”
“That’s why I don’t see there being a change straight away, I’d be very surprised if I wake up, open a paper or an app and see that he has gone so quickly.”
Although many supporters expected a tough campaign, the fact that United have made their worst start in thirty years has put massive pressure on Solskjaer to improve results.
If the Red Devils do come unstuck in their next league game against fierce rivals Liverpool, the clamour for a change of manager will increase even further.
Ferdinand seems to want United to stick with Solskjaer through the difficult times, but there are question marks over whether the current manager has the ability and experience to help the club get back on its feet.