Louis Saha believes Manchester United should keep the faith with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and reckons Mauricio Pochettino would struggle at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils face Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham on Wednesday evening having made their worst to a top flight campaign since 1989/90.
‘The Special One‘ replaced Pochettino at Spurs last month and former United striker Saha believes it would be a mistake to replace Solskjaer with the Argentine.
“Mauricio Pochettino would be a great appointment for Manchester United but any manager in the world would struggle to achieve results with this squad.” Saha told Bwin.
“That’s why I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still the best person for Man United.
“He has a rebuilding job, and improving doesn’t necessarily mean getting right to the top.
“He knows Man United. He needs to get this team playing the United way again and most importantly needs to connect them with the fans.
“Any other manager would find the challenge too difficult.”
Pressure is mounting on Solskjaer with United floundering in tenth position in the standings, but Saha is backing his old teammate to oversee a turnaround in form and strong league finish.
He added: “Solskjaer is the man to take Man United forward.
“He has a big job to do and he needs time to make that happen.
“He needs more buy in from the players themselves, they need to be willing to run more kilometres than anyone else, make those tackles and interceptions, work hard for each other and then the results will come.
“That is the first part of the job. If the team can do that, they will start getting the results under Solskjaer and fortunes will start to change.”