United endured a tough time since Solskjaer took the permanent role and failed to grab a top four finish due to their underwhelming performance in the business end of the season.
Solskjaer was handed the charge following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho and did a wonderful job during his interim tenure as his guidance propelled the club towards a top four finish.
Van Persie led the club to United’s last Premier League triumph in 2013 and recently hung up his boots from football after playing his last match for Feyenoord.
He said, “I think it’s the perfect match, it’s just they’re having a bad spell.”
“Back in the day it was normal for a manager to get time. Nowadays if you lose six games, you’re out. Is that the solution?
“Give someone time, especially if it’s a kid from the club.”
“It’s funny because when he started everyone was so positive, they were winning and they made a miracle by beating PSG
“Everyone was screaming like, ‘Give the guy a permanent deal’. And then since that permanent deal the luck went away a little bit; they’ve been losing more games than they want to.
“But he got a three-year deal and everyone should look at the bigger picture. His presence, the way he presents the club, is the proper way in my opinion. He’s positive, he wants to achieve big things with the club and that is the only way forward.
“He’s a man of the club, he played there for more than 10 years, he won the Champions League – actually his goal got them the Champions League – so he has a big part over the years at the club.
“He’s been a coach of the reserves, he is Manchester United. Similar, in a different way, to Ferguson. He was Manchester United and Solskjaer is Manchester United as well.
“Everyone has that at a certain time. He had a fantastic first period – now the last 12 games have been tough. OK, but next season they have to pick themselves up and go again.”