Marouane Fellaini has criticised Manchester United for their short-term approach to success at Old Trafford.
The Belgian midfielder believes none of the managers in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era have been given the time they have needed to build a team capable of challenging for major honours.
It’s been a disastrous six years since Sir Alex’s retirement, with United sacking three managers and seemingly having no plan in place to return to competing for league titles.
The club have been completely reactive, rather than proactive in their decision making in recent years, contributing to the demise and the current state of affairs at the club.
With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now at the helm and United in 12th place in the league with a well-below par squad, this is as bad as it has been for United fans.
Fellaini, who was seen as surplus to requirements by Solskjaer and currently playing in the Chinese Super League, has defended Jose Mourinho for his spell at the club.
“They brought in Moyes, they didn’t give him time,” Fellaini told the Daily Mail.
“They brought in Van Gaal, they gave him two years and we started to do some things, he won the cup, but after that they sacked the manager because they want to win quickly.
“For me the club were too quick to sack Jose because a manager like that comes and he needs a lot of players to do his own philosophy.
“He wanted to build his team but after two years and a half they decided to sack him because the results were not there.
“That’s the problem, they have to find a solution together. A manager like Van Gaal, tactically is very strong and a lot of experience and they sacked him.
“They brought in one of the best managers in the world in Jose Mourinho, he wanted to build a team and they sacked him.
“It’s not easy to build a team in that time, you need more than two years.
“I don’t know what they will do with Ole. Mourinho, for the first season, he did amazingly, he improved the team, won things.
“Okay the second season, was a bit more difficult, but he tried and did his best to help the team.”
Mourinho often relied upon Fellaini as United chased games from behind, and the Belgian often became a scapegoat for fans when results were not going well.
In reality, Fellaini always gave his best for the Reds even if he didn’t have the quality that was required.
His comments here are interesting and its clear that United’s board have had knee-jerk reactions in sacking previous managers.
Time will tell if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is given the time he requires for his rebuild, but results will have to soon change as pressure is beginning to mount on the Norwegian.