Bryan Robson believes Manchester United must stay patient and stick with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite their disastrous start to the season.
Last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United saw Solskjaer’s side fall to 12th-place in the Premier League standings, and just two points above the drop zone. It’s the club’s worst start to a league campaign in three decades.
The Red Devils’ dip in form has left Solskjaer in the firing line, with many divided on whether the club should stick with him or not.
The Norwegian’s decisions have proven unpopular having offloaded Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez without bringing in a replacement. Therefore, United have been left short of firepower for this season.
Although summer arrivals Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka do look like promising additions. Meanwhile, Solskjaer has begun to bring in talented youngsters like Mason Greenwood into the fold.
Therefore, Robson reckons United would be wise to stay patient with their manager.
“Yes, I do,” replied Robson, when asked if Solskjaer should stay.
“Because everyone went with the policy that they want to encourage the young boys coming through the ranks. That’s exactly what United have done.
“I think they’ve maybe allowed too many good, experienced players to leave the club without replacing them. That’s why it’s left them a little bit short.”
Robson, who starred in the United midfield between 1981 and 1994, also gave the misfiring Marcus Rashford a few pointers on improving his game.
“I think he has still got a little bit of knowledge to know about being a centre-forward,” added the former Red Devils skipper.
“I think it’s a natural game for him coming off the left side but the right side as well.
“But I think going through the middle of the park, I think Marcus needs to know the game that little bit better where it’s not always about running through, it’s about build-up play and bringing midfield players into the game.
“That’s where Marcus can maybe improve his game a little bit.”
Rashford has scored three goals in 10 appearances for United across all competitions this season.