Gary Breen believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not at the stage of his managerial career where he should be in charge of a club like Manchester United.
The former Republic of Ireland player spoke with Dave McIntyre after United lost 2-0 away to Watford at Vicarage Road earlier this afternoon.
Watford penned their first home league win of the season with goals from Ismaila Sarr and a penalty from Troy Deeney.
Former West Ham defender Breen thinks the Norwegian manager did a fine job bringing back a relationship between the club and its supporters but says his iconic status within the club may be clouding the judgement of the board members.
He believes most other 'top' clubs would have parted ways with a manager in Solskjaer's position.
"They would have done but this manager has a kudos attached to his playing career. He's an iconic figure there, and they've backed him so much in terms of giving him the job; in terms of what he has done reconnecting the supporters with the club after Mourinho was a magnificent job.
Manchester United have now lost five games and drawn seven, conceding 22 goals in the process. Breen thinks the 1999 European Cup-winner deserved the opportunity but that he is out of his depth in the Old Trafford hot seat.
"I always felt he would get his opportunity because if he didn't, and someone else came in, the fans would always be calling for him.
"If there was ever a bump in the road. I think it has played it is way out now. I genuinely think Solskjaer is not at the stage of his management career that he should be in charge of a club like Man United."
With just six wins in 18 games Solskjaer's side are in unfamiliar territory in England's top-elite, languishing in eighth place.
"You're just looking at the stats now, and that is Manchester United eighth in the Premier League going into Christmas.
"You can keep telling me that he's Man United through and through; you can keep telling me about the culture and the DNA of the club, and that he understands everything but in that table with the points are gathered.
"There are no points for culture, there are no points for DNA. It's all about winning."