Marouane Fellaini insists Man Utd were wrong to sack Jose Mourinho
Fellaini himself left the club soon after his former boss, joining Chinese Super League outfit Shandong Luneng in January and has questioned the club’s mentality.
The 31-year-old also insists that ‘the Special One’ should get more credit for what he did achieve at United.
“Mourinho, for the first season, he did amazingly,” Fellaini told the Mirror , “he improved the team, won things.
“OK, the second season, was a bit more difficult but he tried, you know, and did his best to help the team.
“Then they decided to sack him and that’s football.
“For me, yes (they were too quick to sack him) because a manager like that comes and he needs a lot of players to do his own philosophy.
“He wanted to build his team and after two and a half years they decided to sack him because the results were not there.
“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 in that time, you need more than two years.
“I don’t know what they will do with this manager (Solskjaer)) but, for me, to win things and to improve, you need time.
“That’s the problem with the coach and the direction, they have to find a solution together.
“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.
“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.”