Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville believes his former club may find it difficult to snub Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the permanent managerial role, should the Norwegian guide the team to success against Liverpool this weekend. The 45-year-old was tasked with the interim role during the month of December after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho at the helm, and he has since exceeded expectations by guiding United to 11 wins from 13 matches.
Ole took over the managerial role with United 11 points off the top four and he has since managed to transform their fortunes to the point that they are now occupying the fourth position. Moreover, they have also impressed against the top-six teams with victories over Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea on the road – with the latter coming in the FA Cup where they have reached the quarter-final stage.
United require the three points against the Reds this weekend or else they could possibly drop off behind Arsenal for the fourth position. Liverpool, on the other hand, require the minimum of a draw to leapfrog Manchester City to the top of the league table. Liverpool is currently the 1×2 underdog, with a draw most likely after a Manchester United victory.