David Moyes has urged Manchester United to stick with Jose Mourinho and build stability.
The Portuguese boss replaced Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford in the summer and despite a spectacular start to his United career, has recently hit a rough patch.
Man United have picked up just six points in their last seven games and must win as they face Swansea City on Sunday afternoon at Liberty Stadium.
Speaking about Mourinho, Moyes claims he deserves time to turn it around at Man United.
“I’ve always felt that [it wasn’t just my fault] and that it would take time, but that’s football,” he said.
“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 their 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.”
Mourinho’s side started well, winning every game in August, including a 2-1 win over champions Leicester in the Community Shield, but have suffered a poor run of form.
It’s been a tough job for the Portuguese boss and fans have grown frustrated with our recent showings, but it’s only set to get worse if he can’t claim all three points against Bob Bradley’s side.
Moyes had a 10-month spell at United following Sir Alex Ferguson‘s retirement in 2013, but Mourinho is different, he’s building a solid base and it’s only a matter of time before it all falls into place.