Gary Neville feels it will be extremely tough for Manchester United to overlook Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s claims to be the club’s manager on a permanent basis.
Solskjaer has maintained an unbeaten run of nine games- winning eight with one draw since taking over as an interim manager from Jose Mourinho.
And former Valencia boss Neville believes the Norwegian may likely clinch the job if he maintains the good run of form.
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“It will be hard to ignore him,” the former United and England captain told Sky Sports News. “Ultimately, what Man Utd were going to do six weeks ago was to scour Europe for one of the best managers in the world to take over in the summer.
“And they should still continue to do that because you do not know what is going to happen in the next three or four months.
“But if Ole keeps on doing what he is doing – in fact, anything like he is doing – then there is a real dilemma in March or April in terms of what the club’s plans potentially were, in terms of who would have been brought in and then obviously in terms of what they may become.
“Because if Ole has the fans on his side, the players on his side and most importantly he has got the results to the level they have got now, then it will be incredibly difficult for the board at Man Utd to look anywhere else.
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“However, if they have got one of the best managers in the world secured as well, then there is that dilemma as to whether they go with that. They have tried that the last couple of times with Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho and it did not work out.
“So I think that Ole is in with a real shout, particularly with the results so outstanding, the football is better and the fans feel a lot better over there at Old Trafford and the judgment should be made in March, April, May and not really for today.