Ryan Giggs has revealed what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to do to land the Manchester United job on a permanent basis this summer.
The Wales manager believes his former team mate has already given himself every chance of landing the job at the end of the season. However, Giggs is under illusions that Solskjaer still has a lot of work still ahead of him this season and will need some tangible success to be considered for the job on a full time basis.
“Solskjaer does need a longer run, but he’s making a brilliant case for it,’’ Giggs told ESPN.
“If he carries on then why not, because he’s got that experience with Mike Phelan coming in as well.
“He’s got the link to the club, Michael [Carrick] and the coaching staff, obviously Ole as well, and the players look like they are enjoying themselves, the fans are enjoying themselves.
“The whole place has had a massive lift, so if you can keep that, that says something.
“But he will probably have to finish in the top four and do well in the FA Cup or the Champions League and then it would be very hard for him to not get the job.”
Solskjaer has guided Manchester United to seven straight wins in all competitions, since he replaced Jose Mourinho back in December.
They are currently sixth in the Premier League table, just three points behind fourth placed Chelsea. Solskjaer faces a tough test tonight when his travel to the Emirates to face Arsenal in the fourth round of the FA Cup. United reached the final of last year’s competition, falling to a 1-0 defeat to Antonio Conte’s Chelsea at Wembley.