Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has called for patience at the club as the team strive for success under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer is United’s fourth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, though the club are yet to reclaim the title following the Scot’s 2013 departure.
The Red Devils were held at Sheffield United last weekend, with Bosnich of the opinion that the rebuilding job will take time – and the fans must be patient as they await further successes.
Speaking to TalkSPORT, the 47-year-old hinted that a hiring-and-firing policy was not a desirable route for the board to take with managers, seemingly holding out hope for Solskjaer to be given the time to turn things around at Old Trafford.
He said: “It’s going to take time.
“Let’s go back to when Sir Alex Ferguson first came, it took him nearly five years to win his first trophy. They stuck with him and the rest is history.
“I don’t think they have [another] choice. If they want to become a club that sacks the manager every two or three years, fair enough, but all the best with that – that’s all I’ll say.”
With Solskjaer set to complete his first year in charge of the club next month, it would be safe to say United have hardly progressed since the Norwegian took over from the sacked Jose Mourinho.
While Mourinho restored the club’s Champions League status, his inability to persuade the board he could retain that saw him dismissed as United boss, and despite a poorer start from Solskjaer this year (with the club in ninth place), it appears the board are perhaps learning from their past mistakes.
The Red Devils hierarchy previously fired David Moyes for failing to finish in the Premier League’s top four – something Mourinho did not manage at the first attempt – while Louis van Gaal was sent packing despite delivering an FA Cup success.
As long as Solskjaer remains as United boss, it seems the likes of Bosnich will be content as they seek domestic glory post-Ferguson, though it would hardly be unlike the United board if they were to prematurely pull the plug on his Old Trafford project.
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