Marouane Fellaini said Manchester United’s current struggles are due to lack of patience shown with proven managers.

He expresses: “For me, the club was too quick to sack Jose because a manager like that comes and he needs a lot of players to do his philosophy.

“He wanted to build his team but after two years and a half, they decided to sack him because of some challenges.

“That’s the problem, they have to find a solution together. A manager like Van Gaal tactically is very strong and a lot of experience and they sacked him.

“They brought in one of the best managers in the world in Jose Mourinho, he wanted to build a team and they sacked him.

“It’s not easy to build a team at that time, you need more than two years.

“I don’t know what they will do with Ole. Mourinho, for the first season, he did amazingly, he improved the team, won things.

“Okay the second season, was a bit more difficult, but he tried and did his best to help the team.”

He added: “Now you have a new manager, they wanted young players and that’s what happens when you play with just young players – they will be up and down, up and down, that’s football.

Of course in football, you can’t play with just young players, you need a mix. I think to win games, to win titles, to win big games you need experience. Of course, you can win with young players but not every game.”

Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui is a Belgian professional football player who currently plays as a midfielder for Chinese club Shandong Luneng Taishan. Born in Etterbeek to Moroccan parents, Fellaini played youth football for Anderlecht, R.A.E.C. Mons, Royal Francs Borains and Charleroi S.C. before joining Standard Liège.