The Argentine played at Old Trafford for two seasons in 2001 under legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
In his second season he lifted the Premier League trophy before making the switch to Chelsea for £15million.
Despite Veron's struggles to adapt in England, he still keeps a close eye on the progress of the Red Devils.
Mourinho was on the brink of the sack earlier in the campaign but a draw at Chelsea and a famous victory against Juventus has kept him in the position a little longer.
And Veron thinks the Portuguese boss can't be held accountable and it was the appointments of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal that did most of the damage.
Speaking to USA's Soccerex, he said: "Mourinho is a great manager, for me he really is,
"However, I think United have struggled to find the proper replacement following Ferguson's retirement. Mourinho is a great manager, he's doing his best at United.
"Maybe he is the right one, but after all Ferguson achieved at the club he is going to need some time in order to implement his ideas.
"The departure of Ferguson had a really bad impact on them. They have not been able to find their way yet, having made a few changes already.
"Manchester City have found an idea in terms of football while United, following Ferguson's departure, have struggled to do so.
"But they are a big club so hopefully they'll find their [football] idea in the future."
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