Michael Carrick: My thoughts on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man United
Michael Carrick has his say on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's start to life as Man United interim boss
Michael Carrick has claimed that Manchester United “have” to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the permanent job at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer has been earning lots of praise for the strong impact he has had at Old Trafford since having been appointed as Jose Mourinho’s successor on an interim basis back in December.
Manchester United strung together a series of solid results and climbed the Premier League table thanks to a run of good performances.
The Red Devils also managed to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League thanks to a memorable victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16.
Manchester United have suffered something of a dip in form in recent weeks but Solskjaer is still considered to be the favourite to get the job.
And his assistant manager Carrick has talked up Solskjaer’s chances of being appointed on a full-time basis this summer.
Speaking in an interview with ESPN, Carrick said: “It’s gone as well as anyone could have hoped for.
“The start we had at Cardiff was essential and then to go to Tottenham and win was massive. It’s just snowballed from there.
“He’ll have to stay because I need to keep my job! I don’t think you’ll get many Manchester United fans or players who will say otherwise to be honest.”
Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Saturday when they host Watford at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils currently find themselves in fifth place in the table as they look to break back into the top four before the season is out.