UNAI EMERY has urged Manchester United to show patience with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The former Arsenal chief will take on the Red Devils in the Champions League on Wednesday after his side beat them to lift the Europa League after a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
Solskjaer is under pressure after having tasted defeat in three of his last four matches to United.
Former Norwegian teammates Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Teddy Sheringham have all warned the former striker that their team must improve or else he will be sacked.
But ahead of yesterday’s clash, Emery insisted United had no reason to panic.
He said: “I’ve lived it when I was at Arsenal. Solskjaer is a former Manchester United player and a head coach who has a lot of support and respect.
“He was in the Champions League last year and reached the final of the Europa League.
“He has many challenges ahead of him this year and it is true that he has had some negative results, but it would not be wise for the club to change his approach to head coach.”
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Despite staggering odds for a LaLiga side in the Europa League final, Emery still insists the Premier League giant is the favorite for Wednesday’s performance.
He said: “If we look at the team one by one and have represented Manchester United in history, they are clearly the favourites.
“There’s also Jadon Sancho, Rafael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo in that team from the final, so if they were very good they have improved even more.
“I’m not afraid of Manchester United – we respect them and respect is important. If you lose respect the other team can take advantage of it.
“Individually there are very good players – attackers like Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial and Ronaldo. These are three attackers who can play for any team.
“They lost against the Young Boys. It was favorites versus less favorites, but it was a surprise.
“Tomorrow’s Manchester United will be the best Manchester United, they have to prove their power.”
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