Nick Clegg has said Manchester United should not have sacked their manager David Moyes, who left the club earlier this week after leading the team through their worst ever Premiership season.
During his weekly appearance on radio station LBC, Mr Clegg said: "I've got some sympathy for Moyes. Any change after such a huge figure like [Alex] Ferguson - and he's got an ageing squad - were going to be a really tall order for anyone.
"I thought they were just going to let him try and make the best of it, and then take on the new signings."
He added: "Personally I think they should have held onto him - but it's a personal opinion, and I tread lightly both as an Arsenal supporter and a politician."