Former Manchester United player Quinton Fortune is confident that the Reds Devils will rediscover their form under Jose Mourinho.
United are outside the top five following their slow start to the season and on Sunday they were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace at Old Trafford - their second winless game in a row after suffering a 3-1 loss to rivals Manchester City.
However, the former South Africa international who spent seven years with the Premier League side predicts a change in fortune for the Red Devils under the Portuguese tactician.
"It is not easy at the moment especially when we come back from
"At the moment everyone is saying this and that about Manchester United; it's okay we take it but we did not lose.
"Yes, of course, we expected to win at home at Old Trafford but the team will get better as the season goes on.
"We are in November, I think it is better to speak at the end of the season as we have a good team, a good manager and still a long way to go.”
And the former midfielder who has 46 caps for Bafana Bafana believes the team is improving as a result of the number of players plying their trades in Europe.
"It is improving as a lot of players are now playing in Europe which will improve the national team and obviously the local football backdrop," Fortune added.
"Eric Bailly is here [at Manchester United] but I'm sure the club is looking for more as we need the best players not only from Africa.
"If he's got the ability, the quality, the right mentality and it fits in the Manchester United system then
"If I see a player from Africa with these qualities, I would definitely recommend him to the club."
The former Atletico Madrid man also advised young African players looking to play in the Premier League.
"It is important to find your way to Europe first. The Premier League is physical but if you have the technical ability, you are willing to work hard and make the sacrifice - anything is possible,” he continued.