Marouane Fellaini slams Manchester United over lack of managerial patience

Marouane Fellaini slams Manchester United over lack of managerial patience

Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has made it clear that the Premier League side made a mistake sacking Jose Mourinho a year ago.

The Red Devils finished second in the following season and reached the FA Cup final, where they lost to Chelsea, but the wheels fell of in third season as Mourinho was sacked after loss to Liverpool in December 2018.

Fellaini worked under all of those bosses at Old Trafford and believes United are paying the price for being too trigger-happy.

Fred's inconsistent form for United has seen him criticised by both supporters and pundits alike.

"He wanted to build his team but after two years and a half they chose to sack him because the results were not there".

"Okay the second season, was a bit more hard, but he tried and did his best to help the team".

'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 would perhaps be wise to give the man some minutes with the reserves before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decides to start him again.

That summer saw United signing Diogo Dalot, Fred and Lee Grant in one of the most laughable transfer windows in recent times - especially so with a year of hindsight.

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Fellaini is adamant he left Old Trafford with no regrets; United's cup double in 2017 the undisputed highlight before a second-placed finish 12 months later from his five-and-half years at the club.

It's a worrying sequence that's cast a dark shadow over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign.

"I don't know what they will do with Solskjaer but, for me, to win things and to improve, you need time".

The club were expected to sign a director of football before they appointed Solskjaer as the full time manager but it didn't happen.

United's poor start to the season now sees them without a win in three games across all competitions since a penalty shootout victory over League One side Rochdale in the Carabao Cup third round.

Experienced players such as Alexis Sanchez, Ander Herrera and Romelu Lukaku have joined Fellaini out of the door - with youngsters Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Dan James and Scott McTominay thrust into the team.

But, for the most part, he's looked out of his depth playing in the Premier League.

"That's the problem with the coach and the direction, they have to find a solution together, " Fellaini said according to the report on UK Mirror. "That's his problem. He has his own players now, so he has to deal with it".

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