Garry Neville believes that former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the quality to earn the vacant managerial seat at the theatre of dreams, but stressed that the Norwegian has a lot of work to do to get the position.
Solskjaer was invited to the Old Trafford on caretaker basis after the Red Devils parted ways with Jose Mourinho back in December, and he has managed to turn around the club’s fortunes with six consecutive victories under his time with a crucial win against third placed Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
However Garry Neville believes that the Norwegian tactician has a long way to go to in the current football season with the UEFA Champions League knockout stages and top four race still open.
He told Sky Sports after seeing United claim their most notable scalp to date during a 1-0 victory over Tottenham at Wembley Stadium: “Before the game, I said if Manchester United lost the game, the result should not determine the outcome of the next United manager.
“One thing I will say is because Manchester won, it shouldn’t determine the outcome of the Manchester United manager.
“It shouldn’t be like that. We shouldn’t flip from week to week as to whether Solskjaer should be the Manchester United manager at the end of the season or not.
“It’s something that I think will need to be looked at in April or May when there’s been a body of work put in.
“But it’s been a wonderful start. I’m delighted for him as a person because he’s a brilliant person. He’s a thinker of the game and you’ve seen that in the first half against Tottenham.
“He’s come through the coaching ranks in the right way.
“He’s done his grounding, if you like, in the reserves at Manchester United. He’s gone away to Norway and done well at Molde. He’s come back and had his bad experience at Cardiff which I think most managers would say that you need. He’s gone back to Molde and now he’s got a little break.
“It might be the break of his life but there’s still a lot of work to do. He won’t be getting carried away because he’ll recognise there’s still a lot of work to be done.”
The victory against Spurs brought the Manchester club on level points with Arsenal while six points separated them from top four spot.