Former Manchester United player, Gary Neville, says the club many face “mutiny” among by supporters if it fails to appoint Ole Solskjaer as permanent manager.
Solskjaer’s impact on United’s side that was labouring under Jose Mourinho until last December, has surpassed expectations.
The team has been unbeaten in 10 Premier League games and have also secured a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
“I don’t think you can give it to someone else, otherwise there would be mutiny,” Neville, a former defender in the team, to Sky Sports.
Neville was Solskjaer’s team mate from 1996 to 2007.
“The fans were singing for him. I think it’s very close now, I can’t see the club going away from it.”
Injuries forced the manager to make all three substitutions before half-time in Sunday’s 0-0 league draw with Liverpool.
But, Old Trafford was in full voice throughout the 90 minutes, singing the name of their manager.
“Three months ago they were singing ‘attack, attack, attack’ and today they were singing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s name for all of the second half.
“The mood has completely transformed – the atmosphere was one of the best I’ve seen at Old Trafford for years and it was 0-0.
If Manchester United had scored it would have been incredible,” Neville added.
United, who trail fourth-placed Arsenal by a point in the league table, will visit Crystal Palace on Wednesday. (Reuters/NAN)