“It’s just a start to the season in a year when Liverpool, City haven’t started the best. It was a real chance for them.
“Not that I’m saying they would go on to win the league – but a real opportunity to be up there, challenging. But, again, they are going to pay for a really bad start to the season.”
Ex-United striker Robin van Persie, also on BT Sport, insists Ed Woodward and co ought to keep the faith with Solskjaer for now despite speculation over his future.
“I’m not a big fan of sacking coaches, I never liked that,” the Dutchman declared.
“In most cases, that’s not the solution to suddenly finding the same team playing great football again.
“I’ve said it many times before about Solskjaer, give him time to really implement their ideas and in the end, I’m sitting here to give my opinion, not to judge his way of coaching or whatever.