Danny Mills says Manchester United were wrong to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the permanent manager’s job and should have appointed Mauricio Pochettino in the summer instead.
Solskjaer has been warned his job could soon be under threat if United’s form does not improve soon, with the Red Devils enduring a poor start to the Premier League.
After six games, United have two wins, two draws and two defeats.
However, United’s problems stretch back further than the start of the new campaign, with the stats reading badly for Solskjaer’s long-term future.
The Old Trafford legend broke records as interim manager, winning his first six matches in charge and collecting the most points of any top flight manager in his first ten games at the helm.
But United have claimed just four league wins in 14 games since getting the job on a full-time basis in March, while scoring just 15 goals.
The club’s decision to stick with the ‘Baby Faced Assassin’ and give him the job permanently after just three months is looking more and more like a mistake.
And Mills believes they should have gone all out to land Tottenham boss Pochettino instead, saying the Argentine is a ‘perfect fit’ to lead the rebuilding job at Old Trafford.
Speaking on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “Is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the right man for that rebuilding job?
“He’s never done it before and it’s a very specific role that you need and it’s his first proper job. I know he was successful at Molde but he didn’t do well at Cardiff.
“Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world and if it’s a complete rebuilding project, is he the right man for that job? I’ve always questioned it.
“Manchester United has to be very appealing for Pochettino.
“He must be thinking: ‘I’ve done everything possible with Tottenham, how do I take them to the next level now? Is it going to be possible?’
“Without increased funds he can’t keep doing that season after season. He’s improved them no end and he’s clearly got a plan of bringing through players.
“He would have been the perfect fit for Manchester United and their rebuilding project.”