There would be ‘mutiny’ among the Manchester United supporters if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t awarded the full-time job, according to Gary Neville.
The Norweigan has been hugely impressive in his short stint as Old Trafford caretaker boss, winning 11 of his opening 14 matches in charge and sit just a point behind the Champions League spots.
And United legend Neville claimed it would be very difficult for United chiefs to offer the job to anyone else without upsetting the fans.
Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: “I don’t think you can give it to someone else, otherwise there would be mutiny. The fans were singing for him.
“I think it’s very close now – I can’t see the club going away from it.
“We learnt a lot about the mood of the club in that second half.
“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.
Neville also praised Solskjaer’s influence on the Old Trafford atmosphere, saying it was the best he had heard in a number of years.
“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!”, he said.
“If Manchester United had scored it would have been incredible.”
Neville’s former team mate Nemanja Vidic, who was a guest on the panel on Sky for the match, claimed a decision on the job has to be made as soon as possible.
He said: “I think they have to make a decision as soon as possible,” he said.
“The new manager has to think about next season – if Manchester United want to challenge for the title then they will need some changes and I think Ole is already aware.”