Man United legend Andy Cole has condemned the criticism received by the club’s head coach and his former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He also believes that the Norweigen should be given more time at the helm. Cole said that it would be impossible for the club to reach the top again if they keep going through managers. He has been criticized after demoralizing defeats against Liverpool and Manchester City at Old Trafford and currently lies in sixth place.
“The flak that Ole gets disappoints me.” Man United legend Andy Cole said. “I don’t think any manager should take that kind of flak; whether it’s United or non-league. I think they are trying to work to the best of their ability. He’s trying like everybody else who tried previously. Whether he is my ex-team-mate or not, even if it was someone I didn’t know, I wouldn’t like people to talk about them like that. But I don’t like it because when I played with him I got on very well with him. To see him in this position now doesn’t sit well with me.”
“We all want Manchester United to be back where they were, but that takes time. We can talk about ‘how much longer?’ But the previous managers have found themselves in the same position. The stick that Ole takes is, at times, not nice.” he added. “Things are never going to be easy for a club like Manchester United. To succeed Sir Alex Ferguson was always going to be difficult for whichever manager takes over – and what are we now, four managers in? And we are still talking about United not being in the position they would like to be.”