The Red Devils have lost back-to-back games against Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir and sit in 15th place in the Premier League table, with speculation mounting that United could make a move for former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Ferdinand believes Solskjaer deserves to be backed regardless of United’s result against Everton on Saturday, though is worried that his record is now worse than two of his predecessors who were both axed.
Asked if the trip to Goodison Park could decide Solskjaer’s immediate future, Ferdinand said on BT Sport: ‘I think that depends on the hierarchy at the club.
‘I think the news coming out of the club to my ears is that they’re not looking, they’re not searching for a replacement.
‘They’re very much behind Ole, they’ve invested in terms of recruitment for him and they want to hopefully let him see that out.
‘But obviously if results do continue in this vein, then they will have to maybe reassess that.
He continued: ‘What I worry about with Ole is that his record is similar, if not worse, than Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal. They got the sack.
‘So what are the hierarchy thinking about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in that sense? If he continues like this, surely the end can’t be too far away.
‘And I don’t want that to happen to Ole obviously, he’s an ex-teammate of mine, but you need to see a response, you need to see a difference in consistency with this team going forward.’