Gary Neville has said that he hopes that Ole Gunnar Solksjaer gets the Manchester United job on a permanent basis, but only if he is ‘the very best person for the job’.
Solskjaer has had an incredible start to life as Manchester United caretaker manager, winning all seven of his games in charge of the Red Devils.
The Norwegian has been given the job on a temporary basis while the club conducts a full and thorough recruitment process, with Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino, thought to be the frontrunner.
However, having been a teammate of Solskjaer for 11 years, Gary Neville has said he hopes that the former Red Devils striker is given the job on a permanent basis, although as a fan of the club, he also wants it to go to the best man for the job.
“Ole has done an incredible job at Manchester United over the last six weeks – far better than I could have imagined. Tottenham was a huge game and are a huge team who we’ve all loved watching,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“But in that first half, he changed to a diamond and changed the shape. He was bold and took risks and it paid off – that’s what Manchester United is about and he’s delivered brilliantly.
“Let’s judge it [who should get the full-time United job] at the end of the season – he would want that. The idea that it’s an audition every week for him to get the job is wrong.
“Personally, I hope he gets the job but from a fan perspective I want Manchester United to appoint the very best person for the job – that could be Ole at the end of the season if he continues to do what he’s doing now.”
Manchester United’s run of form under Solskjaer has seen them close the gap on the top four from 11 points down to three in just six games.