Paul Parker believes Manchester United’s issues would not be solved by sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer is growing under increasing pressure following a string of poor results.
The Red Devils have already been beaten by Crystal Palace and West Ham in the Premier League, scraped a 1-0 win against minnows Astana in the Europa League and had to rely on penalties to beat Rochdale in the Carabao Cup.
Former United defender Parker feels his old club have enough problems and that sacking Solskjaer would only make things worse.
He told talkSPORT: “I just think it doesn’t make sense for Manchester United to sack a manager, whether you want to call it a sacking or leaving by mutual consent. I don’t think they can at the moment because they’ve got enough issues going on.
“I think they are in such a bad place at the moment it would throw more mud at the club if they were to get rid of Ole.
“If they could come out and say ‘we are getting rid of him and we are going to have a clean slate with someone fresh’, in other words Ed Woodward is going to move away from his position and someone else is going to take that position and the club is going to be run as what it should be, a football club, I would say yes.
“Whoever is going to come in next is going to have the same barriers in front of them.”
United are becoming increasingly reliant on inexperienced youngsters this season but Parker was concerned if it was the right environment for these players to be in.
“There’s not enough men now, who I would come out and say, who have got anything about them to believe they can make something happen.
“I keep reading all the time about bringing through these young players, I think to myself, if you were a parent and your son was with Manchester United you would not want him to go on that pitch to make his debut with that team there in this moment in time.
“There are too many selfish players out there who are more concerned about their own issues than be concerned about looking after a young player out there who is looking to make his name in the game.
“It’s the wrong time to be using these wrong players.”