Paul Scholes feels Solskjaer should be 'given a year' at Man Utd 1 week ago

Paul Scholes feels Solskjaer should be 'given a year' at Man Utd

"He has built a squad where he should be given a year, at least this season, to show that he can manage that and win trophies."

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes that under-pressure boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be given the rest of the season to see if he is capable of competing for trophies.

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United find themselves fourth in the table, but large sections of the United fanbase have called for a change in manager following disappointing results against Aston Villa and Everton which has seen them fall behind in the title race.

And Scholes believes that his former teammate needs time to prove that he is the man to lead United to trophies and should be given the rest of the season to do so.

Speaking on the Overlap, he said: "I think he deserves a chance. If you think about the last three or four years about where United had been, it has been shocking, hasn't it? It had not been great to watch before he came.

"It has took him two or three years to build a squad where we think the pieces are there to the puzzle, it's just getting them in that right organisation.

"There was a lot of excitement at the start of the season after four or five games; they beat Newcastle (4-1) and beat Leeds (5-1) and the last two games [Villa and Everton] have been disappointing.

"But I think he deserves a chance. He has built a squad where he should be given a year, at least this season, to show that he can manage that and win trophies."

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United look set to compete for a Champions League place again at the very worst, but Scholes believes that if they are within any shout of winning the title, then Solskjaer must find his strongest side.

"I don't think Man United are in a position to rest players," he said.

"They are nowhere near good enough to rest players. They have to play their best team right from the off."

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