Phil Neville says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be permanent Manchester United manager "if he keeps winning" 2 years ago

Phil Neville says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be permanent Manchester United manager "if he keeps winning"

A lot of praise for his former teammate

Phil Neville says that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a great chance of becoming Manchester United manager on a permanent basis, if his team continue their current form.

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Speaking before United's fourth FA Cup clash with Arsenal, the former United full back praised Solskjaer's "ruthless" streak.

"He's got a ruthless side to him," said Neville on Match of the Day Live.

"Even when he was playing, he was a coach. I sat next to him on the bench for a lot of the time, and he would coach, he would talk through the game. He would study games afterwards.

"For someone who could study the game as well as he could, and come on and affect a game like he did, [it] showed his intent to be coach he was older.

 

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"Look, I think he's got the best seat in the house, I really do."

"People think it's easy to go out and get Pochettino or Zidane. It's not.

"And I think if he keeps winning, he'll end up with the job."

Manchester United have been unbeaten since Solskjaer took over as caretaker manager in December.

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The Norwegian is due to return to his previous club Molde at the end of the season, and United will recruit a full-time manager.

Neville and Solskjaer played together at Old Trafford between 1996 and 2005.