Rio Ferdinand stopped his car to defend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in an argument after Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat at West Ham on Sunday.
The Old Trafford legend was leaving the London stadium when he spotted a group of supporters debating the issue on YouTube fan channel ‘The United Stand’.
Ferdinand got his driver to pull over and lowered his window to ask the group what their reaction was to the disappointing performance.
The host explained to him that some interviewees were ‘Ole out’ and wanted the manager to be sacked following this latest poor showing from the Red Devils.
However, Ferdinand reacted by arguing: “Ole out? Come on man, where’s that coming from?
“Ole out? For what? For what? Changing managers every week, is that what everyone wants?
“You get a bad result and you change it? Two weeks ago I didn’t see people saying, ‘Oh we want Ole out.’
“But now it’s changed after two weeks? Come on man. It’s too knee-jerk, sometimes you’ve gotta just let things play out.”
One mitigating factor for the Red Devils is that they took a depleted squad to the London Stadium with several key players already out injured.
In a contest low on quality Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell gave the Hammers all three points.