Paul Scholes sends message to Man United board about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Paul Scholes delivers his verdict on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's current situation at Man United

Paul Scholes
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes (Photo: BT Sport)

Paul Scholes has urged Manchester United to stick with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their manager and give him time to turn things around at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian’s side have been struggling to find consistent form this season and they currently find themselves well off the pace in the race for Champions League qualification.

Manchester United appointed Solskjaer as Jose Mourinho’s temporary successor at Old Trafford last December after the sacking of the Portuguese coach.

Solskjaer was then handed the permanent job in March after having made a stunning start to his spell in charge of the Red Devils.

However, results have been inconsistent since then and the Red Devils have a lot of work to do if they are to get themselves back into contention for a top-four finish.

Despite their struggles, former Manchester United midfielder Scholes feels that the Red Devils should stick with Solskjaer and give him time to turn things around at Old Trafford.

Speaking in an interview quoted by the Daily Express, Scholes said: “They’ve had three managers now before Ole’s come in and they’ve got to stick with someone, they have to.

“They have to give him the time, three or four transfer windows I think they need.

“About two or three weeks ago they were playing really well, playing good football and you think ‘Maybe they’re not too far away’.

“And then they have a spell again, a couple of injuries, a couple of big injuries and you’re thinking again ‘They need three or four transfer windows’.

“Hopefully Ole’s the man to get the time and money to spend.

“They need to improve, players. Fred, [Andreas] Pereira, it’s their chance now to shine, they haven’t quite done that.

“The top four teams look a lot better than United do at the minute. Don’t get me wrong, United can go on a run.

“It doesn’t take too long for it to all change around, especially over the Christmas period where there’s a lot of games.

“That’s the time when you need to start picking up some points and climbing up the table, and the sooner they do that the better.”

Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Saturday night when they travel to The Etihad to take on derby rivals Manchester City.

The Red Devils are aiming to try and break back into the top four this season after they finished sixth in the table last term.

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