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Van Persie – United should give Solskjaer time

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United
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Robin van Persie believes the quick manager changes have not worked at Manchester United and they should give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer time to succeed.

Former United forward Robin van Persie, is far from an Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fan. In fact, he has even publicly called him out to be at fault for the club’s current plight.

However, the Dutchman also acknowledges the recent knee jerk reaction has not helped. That the club changing their manager every season or two is not the way to go.

In an interview with Omnisport, Van Persie believes the task for anyone to follow the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson is daunting.

But as history showed his old boss needed time at the start, and that should be afforded to Solskjaer too.

He said:

“Especially after Alex Ferguson left.”

“Everyone realized that it would be tough to stick to that level that Ferguson achieved for all of those years.”

“I think everyone could see that.”

“Now [David] Moyes has been there, [Louis] van Gaal, [Jose] Mourinho and Solskjaer.”

“Ferguson took time to adjust and get to a certain level.”

“I don’t think that it’s ideal for the club to keep changing the manager every one or two years.”

“If you go for Solskjaer, go for him and give him time.”

“That is what I think because the club needs to find some stability.”

Van Persie is not the only former United player to come out in support.

Roy Keane suggests that Solskjaer should be supported through a slow and steady rebuild of Manchester United.