‘Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given Manchester United board something to think about’


Ryan Giggs believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put himself firmly in the running to be given the Manchester United job on a permanent basis.

Since his appointment as caretaker manager in December, Solskjaer has lifted the gloom at Old Trafford and led the side to seven wins from seven games.

It has been a miraculous turnaround, given the team’s previous form under former boss Jose Mourinho and has reignited the club’s hopes for a top-four Premier League finish.

Giggs says the Man United board have a big decision to make over Old Gunnar Solskjaer

He has also helped reinvigorate several of the club’s under-performing players, with Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba both starring with key roles under the Norwegian.

And Old Trafford legend Giggs believes his former team-mate has given the board some real food for thought.

“It’s great – at the moment everyone’s enjoying it,” the Wales manager told talkSPORT host Jim White.

“The football we’re playing, the performances the likes of Marcus Rashford are producing, everyone is smiling again and it’s great to see.

“I’m really pleased for Ole, he’s a great lad and if he carries on then we have a big decision to make I think!”

United currently sit sixth in the table, but their return to form has seen them pull level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal and move to within just three of Chelsea in fourth.

And Giggs is hopeful Solskjaer can guide the team to a Champions League place.

Rashford and Pogba have enjoyed a terrific start to 2019

Rashford and Pogba have enjoyed a terrific start to 2019

“If you looked a month ago it wasn’t even on the radar, but now we’re getting closer and closer,” the former winger added.

“It’s not going to be easy, we still have to catch Chelsea and Arsenal, but we’ve got momentum and I don’t see why not.

I do think there are going to be bumps in the road, it’s not going to be all plain sailing, but what a great start.

“We’ve got players on really good form and when you’ve got a player like Rashford, who is so talented and can win you games, you’ve always got a chance.”

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