He said of his new reserves boss: "The situation today is that you get some potentially good young managers in the game and six matches later they can be out of a job.
"That tells you something about the knee-jerk reaction of football today. It shows the pressure of the press and how directors react to a couple of bad results.
"But I do know Ole is doing exactly the right things if he wants to stay in the game."
Ferguson added: "Having outstanding observation is essential.
"I make the point to all our subs that when they sit on the bench they have to think about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He used to take notes on training sessions, which shows his keenness to learn the game. Now he is taking his badges, which is important.
"To go into this particularly hazardous job is not easy. You need to give yourself the best chance possible. There is no point going into management if you are short of knowledge or organisational ability or short of vision in terms of coaching.
"Ole is going the right way and I respect him for that."