Neville: Solskjaer will be hard to ignore by Man United

Check out what Gary Neville thinks about Manchester United’s dilemma when the time comes to either get a new manager or let Solskjaer stay.

After the eight unbeaten matches that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has managed at Manchester United, legendary Gary Neville is convinced that the Red Devils are in for a very difficult call by the end of the season.

Right after Jose Mourinho was sacked by the club, the names of people like Mauricio Pochettino, Zinedine Zidane, Antonio Conte, and other great managers were the ones at the very top of every list to replace the Portuguese manager.

The club decided to not make any rash decisions and decided to place a caretaker coach for the rest of the season, they never imagined what would come next.

After eight matches in all competitions and a complete revival of the squad, Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer suddenly is the manager at the top of any list and he may very well be considered the man for the job when the time comes for the club to make a final decision.

Legendary defender Gary Neville, believes that the board of directors should at least give Ole the benefit of the doubt and let him work a full season as the official Manchester United manager because he believes the man has something special that sets him apart from the rest.

“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.”

“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,” he added.

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Gary Neville continued sharing his point of view about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s claim for the permanent manager’s position at the club.

“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.”

“But he has a far better than he had six weeks ago.”

“It would be too big a risk to let someone of that potential and promise (to leave),” he said.

“He is still at a good level, his assists and goals record are not bad, but there is a lot more to come from him.”

“This contract is a reward for him and he now has a manager who believes in him and is playing him in different positions and making him do different things.”

“From United’s point of view, they now need a return on that investment and that promise and potential that he has shown in glimpses and moments in the last three and a half years to now become a consistent set of performances that will mean he becomes one of the best players in Europe in his position.”

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