Robin van Persie gives his verdict on Solskjaer’s future as Manchester United manager

Former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has urged the club to support rather than sack manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Dutchman wants the Norwegian to be given more time to turn things around at the club despite our second defeat in four days against Istanbul Bakaskehir in the Champions League.

When asked about whether Man United should let go of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Mauricio Pochettino available, Robin van Persie told BT Sport: “I’m not a big fan of sacking coaches. I’m more type of a guy – as a player as well – I never liked that. I never really thought that in most cases that was the solution to suddenly finding that same team playing great football again.

“So I’ve said it many times before about Solskjaer and other coaches as well. Give them time to really implement their ideas. But then again, I’m here to look at games and give my opinions and not judge his coaching.

“I hope they give him more time. I don’t want him to lose his job. But I’m a fan of football and tonight, both going forward and defensively, it was not good enough from United.”