Rio Ferdinand is confident Manchester United does not want Ole Gunnar Solskjaer any time soon.

Solskjaer has overseen United's worst start to a season for 30 years, with the Red Devils languishing in 12th place in the Premier League.

The manager's hit a new low with defeat at Newcastle on Sunday, which is a 0-0 draw away to Alkmaar in the Europa League last week.

United have just won two of their eight league games so far this season, and are only two points off the relegation zone.

While Solkjaer has oversaw a big upturn in results when he took on an interim basis after Jose Mourinho was sacked last December, United's form has been drowned alarmingly since he was appointed on a permanent basis in March.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not be sacked, says Rio Ferdinand

But former United defender Ferdinand says the club's board never awaits the Norwegian to revitalize the club's fortune overnight – and insists there will no knee-jerk decision to sack him.

"There's no way the club would have thought this would be a straight away, they're not naive enough to think that it's going to be a situation.

"This is definitely something going on, there is going to be a situation where the results are not going to our way, especially with the younger recruitment.

"That's why I've got a change straight away, I'd be surprised if I wake up, open a paper or an app and see that he has gone so quickly."

Ferdinand says Solskjaer was always going to face some 'early pain'

Romelu Lukaku or Alexis Sanchez in the summer – so their forward line has been hit by injuries to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial recently.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Daniel James all signing.

18-year-old Mason Greenwood So having been fast-tracked into the first team, Ferdinand says United's new focus on youth must be in Solskjaer's time in the hotseat.

The former center-said: "They've got some good young ones, I do not think they've got what they've got from Daniel James so early, he's been very good and probably their most influential so far.

Daniel James has been United's most influential player so far this season, says Ferdinand

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Swansea who was probably brought someone who was flourish at a later date, who is now in the team at the moment.

It's not afforded to many people in the game at the moment.

"I think you'll get more people in, shuffle the pack and get more out, then you can start to judge him on that."