Ex-Manchester United manager David Moyes has urged the club to trust Jose Mourinho to guide the club through the turbulent spell they are currently experiencing.
After a solid start to the season, including Community Shield success over Leicester City, the club have picked up only six points in the league since August.
Sunderland chief Moyes, who was in charge at Old Trafford for only ten months after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, was sacked by United and replaced by Louis van Gaal.
He insists that Jose will get it right, but like most managers, needs time to show what he can do, warning United not to make a hasty decision with another sacking.
“I’ve always felt that [it wasn’t just my fault] and that it would take time, but that’s football,” Moyes told the Daily Mail.
“The Manchester United job will be tough for anybody who takes it, whether it be Jose or Louis or me, because you’re following the finest manager in our time.
“Jose’s a top manager, as was Van Gaal, but it’s difficult for whoever goes there.
“Manchester United need stability, and it’s a football club that has always trusted itself, trusted its managers, believed in its managers, and certainly given their managers time to do the right job.
“I had my time there, and it’s passed on to somebody else. But it’s still a great job.”
By Steve Osborne @BlizzardSteve75