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Should Solskjaer be made permanent Manchester United manager? Vote

Last updated on: February 19, 2019 15:25 IST
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Manchester United's interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

IMAGE: Manchester United's interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given Manchester United momentum thanks to his tactical acumen and past links to the club, and United should give him the manager's job on a permanent basis, club great Ryan Giggs has said.

Wales manager Giggs, who was Solskjaer's team mate at Old Trafford for 11 seasons, thought the Norwegian caretaker boss had done enough to be handed the reins next season.

"We've messed around far too long," Giggs told The Guardian.

"When you've got someone who knows the club, who is tactically astute, clearly has the players and fans on board, that gives you lots of momentum.


"There will be bumps in the road but most fans imagine what he could do with the money that's been spent the last few years.

"He studied the game while he had a bad injury and then he coached (the reserves) at the club. So I always thought he had that potential because he knows the game and has that inner steel."

Last week, Manchester United's French winger Anthony Martial said he was hoping the Norwegian will stay in charge beyond this season.

"We have a coach with different approach and we’re trying to do what he’s asking us to do," Martial told a news conference.

"Perhaps it’s easier for us to play this style of football. Obviously, things are going really well, we are really happy. I hope we can keep him, but it is not down to us," he said.

United brought in Solskjaer as caretaker until the end of the season when they will make a decision on the next permanent manager.

Solskjaer's United beat Chelsea 2-0 for a fifth round FA Cup clash on Monday. They host Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.

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