Andy Cole: Manchester United have to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer permanent role

Andy Cole: Manchester United have to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer permanent role

Manchester United legend Andy Cole believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to be handed the role of permanent manager after his impressive start to his career at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian has won all eight of his matches including two outstanding wins over Tottenham and Arsenal.

Solskjaer was hired as a caretaker manager to allow United to reorganise their club as they search for a director of football and a top manager.

Zinedine Zidane, Massimo Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino have all been reported as the favourites but Cole believes his former team-mate should be given the role instead.

Fans have also become increasingly won over by Ole and the belief is that if he can lead the Red Devils to a top four spot, he’ll be handed the position permanently.

According to Manchester Evening News, Andy said: “They have to give it to Ole.

“How do you get experience, you get that winning football matches. How do you keep your job, you got to win football matches and if you continue to do that no one is going to say you shouldn’t get the job.

“He’s won eight on the bounce and if this continues and Man United beat PSG, win mid-week against Burnley and that keeps up I don’t think you can look any further.

“You have to be brutally honest, he’s gaining the experience and he’s winning football matches. That is everything he’s been asked to do.”

Many believed a top four spot wasn’t even possible when Jose Mourinho was fired a few weeks ago.

However, due to the incredible run Manchester United have gone on since, they now find themselves just three points away from fourth placed Chelsea.

Solskjaer’s job isn’t over just yet but if he keeps it up until the end of the season there’s no real reason to turn him down.

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