Should Solskjaer get the permanent United job now?

Support for Solskjaer to land the role on a full-time basis has gathered momentum in recent days, with United club ambassador Andy Cole suggesting his former team-mate should get the job and midfielder Ander Herrera lavishing praise on Mourinho's replacement.

Sixth-placed United have won all six league games since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho to close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea from 11 points to three in the Premier League table, NAN reports.

The Norwegian has won his opening eight games as caretaker, with United having never fallen behind under him yet his status now remains as the temporary No 1.

"Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] looks at it a totally different way and goes, "Look, I've had him when he was a kid I know he's good enough to captain Manchester United".

"You try to sit him down and speak to him but he's a really hard-working, proud man, and he is really determined to prove his worth", he said.

Manchester United are now in sixth place but just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea FC as they seek Champions League qualification for next season.

Solskjaer knows that Sanchez has more to give and hopes his goal can help him kick on. The positive feelings and the high spirits speaks for itself on the pitch and during the training sessions, where all the individuals are better and stronger as a whole than ever before.

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United's impressive run under the Norwegian started with a 5-1 hammering over relegation battling Cardiff City.

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That's the view of journalist Daniel Storey who thinks more clubs might now take a punt on legendary former players to lighten to mood after they've sacked their managers.

Barnes and Wood have struggled to score goals consistently this season, but a good game against the Red Devils could be a confidence booster for the remainder of the season. "At home in the Premier League, we're expected to win", he added.

"Jonathan Wilson wrote a piece last week saying we sometimes forget that footballers are humans and that's true, particularly when they're underperforming".

"I am not here to get excited, I am here to keep on improving the team, improving the players and just look to the next game".

  • Lawrence Cooper