Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has stated that his old club will need a few years to match the level of Manchester City and Liverpool and build a title-winning team. He has backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to do the work expected of him.
Solksjaer was appointed as interim boss after Jose Mourinho’s dismissal. Having made permanent before the end of the season, the Norwegian has endured a rocky start to his Old Trafford career with just five points from the first four games.
“I genuinely believe we’re still a few years away,” Cole said.
“We’ve just got to keep improving, keep bringing in better players and just try and improve season by season because the two teams at the top – Liverpool and Manchester City – they’re pulling away from everyone.”
“I was in a team at Manchester United where we were doing exactly the same thing and in the end, everyone else closed the gap.”
“It’s a case of just keep persevering, keep improving season by season and closing the gap.”
Manchester United will look to return to winning ways as they face Leicester City this weekend.