Neil Warnock believes Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will ultimately be judged on the signings he makes.
Manchester United have endured a miserable end to the season, winning just two of their previous 10 games, with last Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Huddersfield ending their hopes of Champions League qualification.
Solskjaer is believed to be plotting a major overhaul of his squad this summer, with several first-team players likely to leave Old Trafford.
Cardiff manager Warnock, who takes his relegated side to United on Sunday, says Solskjaer’s impact can only be judged once he has made his own signings in the next few transfer windows.
“He’s not like me. He’s got absolute top quality players. He can buy top quality players, so it’s a little bit different,” Warnock told his pre-match press conference.
“He will be judged on the signings he makes and the money they spend. Because they have wasted a lot of money.
“I was listening to David Moyes last week and have they improved any more than when David Moyes was there? It’s an easy situation for the fans – get rid of the manager. But you’ve then got to support them and have a structure where you can sign the best players available to move the club forward.
“It does seem that over the years you wonder how much thought has gone into some of the signings. But I can’t see them catching up the top clubs for another four or five years. But I think they will.”