Paul Scholes says Manchester United should stick with under-fire boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until at least the end of the season.
The Red Devils splashed out over £100million in the summer on a lavish recruitment drive which saw them bring back superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, but they have struggled during the early stages of this season.
Man United crashed out the Carabao Cup in the third round before the international break in a major blow to their trophy aspirations, and have also endured a rocky start to their Champions League group.
Pressure is mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United’s stuttering start
There have been mounting calls for Solskjaer to leave.
But Scholes, who won 11 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues at United between 1993 and 2003, told Sky Sports’ live fan debate The Overlap: ‘I think he deserves a chance.
‘If you think about the last three or four years about where United had been, it has been shocking, hasn’t it? It had not been great to watch before he came.
The Red Devils splashed out over £100m this summer, including re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo
‘It has took him two or three years to build a squad where we think the pieces are there to the puzzle, it’s just getting them in that right organisation.
‘There was a lot of excitement at the start of the season after four or five games; they beat Newcastle (4-1) and beat Leeds (5-1) and the last two games [Villa and Everton] have been disappointing.
‘But I think he deserves a chance. He has built a squad where he should be given a year, at least this season, to show that he can manage that and win trophies.’
Paul Scholes believes United should stick with Solskjaer until at least the end of the season