If the former striker is invited to stay, he is still unknown, but a club legend has given an old friend his support
Paul Scholes would have had no problems with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who became Manchester United manager on a permanent basis, despite the recent disappointing defeat in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain.
United's 2-0 defeat in Old Trafford was the first since Solskjaer took over as head caretaker in the wake of Jose Mourinho's departure, with the Norwegian leading the Red Devils to 10 wins and a draw in his first 11 games at the helm.
The goals in the second half of Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe left United with a mountain to climb in the return leg of last 16, but Scholes said that there is no disgrace in losing to Thomas Tuchel's men.
"I would have no problem [with Solskjaer getting the job]", the former British national declared to the Daily Mail.
"I know people will start to doubt because they've lost a game now, but that was PSG, it could happen to the most experienced manager in the world because PSG
"I think that for what he has done so far, he certainly deserves a chance.
"I always knew that there was talent in that team, I think everyone did it, Ole came in with a smile on his face, put his arm around the players – he's so talented in that team seen the results. "
"We will not panic because we lost a game – our mentality will not change at all," says Ole. "We have to keep working the way we want to play and the way we play games will always be in an aggressive and positive mood." #MUFC pic.twitter.com/rehBfdggMG
– Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 15, 2019
Solskjaer is hoping for a positive response to his first stop when Manchester will go to Stamford Bridge on Monday to face Chelsea in the FA Cup.
Scholes is wary of a response from the Blues, who will play their first home game after losing 6-0 to Manchester City, but he hopes his old club can move to the quarter-finals.
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"Ole wants to win something as a United manager," he said. "The FA Cup, after the result against the PSG, could be the only thing that could win.
"Chelsea seems to be in trouble a minute, will they recover alone? Ole will have to face it.
"They will be disappointed, Chelsea will look for a great recovery, from what you read does not seem a happy field to the minute, so I hope that United can take advantage of it".