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Solskjaer deserves Man United job- Cole

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves the Manchester United job on a permanent basis, says former team-mate Andy Cole.

Solskjaer has rejuvenated the club since his predecessor Mourinho left the club in December 11 points adrift fourth spot.

The Norwegian manager has masterminded 10 wins in 13 Premier League games and equally staged a famous Champions League comeback in Paris to set up a mouthwatering quarter-final encounter with Barcelona.

“I would give him the job,” said former United striker Cole.

“When he came to the club I could see why they were doing it, but we’ve got to be all brutally honest – I don’t think anyone could have sat here and said he would do as well as he has.

“He has gone in, he has galvanised the club, they’ve got results at the right time.”

Concerning the issue of securing a Champions League spot, Cole expressed his disappointment at how the standards of the club have fallen over the years.

“We all know this is possibly the most important appointment since Sir Alex left,” Cole said via Sky Sports.

“When people are talking about Manchester United finishing in the top four of the Premier League and it’s time to celebrate, I am scratching my head.

“That’s not something to celebrate. It is Manchester United. For me you celebrate winning the league, getting to the European Cup final or winning the FA Cup, or whatever.

PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 06: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United celebrates victory with Fred during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United at Parc des Princes on March 06, 2019 in Paris, . (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

“It’s a massive appointment and if Ole does get the job, no doubt he will know just how tough it is to try and propel the club forward and be competing with Manchester City and Liverpool.”