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That’s the verdict of club legend Gary Neville.

Calls for the Norwegian interim boss to take up the role permanently have steadily increased since he replaced Jose Mourinho in December.

And Solskjaer double underlined his case to be United’s next long-term coach as he orchestrated one of the club’s best European results in their history.

Trailing Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 from the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash, United won 3-1 at the Parc des Princes in the French capital courtesy of Marcus Rashford’s 94th-minute VAR-awarded penalty.

They became the first team in the history of the European Cup to overturn a two-goal deficit after being at home in the first game.

Solskjaer’s record now reads 14 wins in 17 matches across all competitions, with his sole defeat coming at Old Trafford against PSG.

As well as guiding United to just their second quarter-final of the current decade, Solskjaer has overturned an 11-point deficit to the top four in the Premier League.

The Red Devils are a point ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal and can put a serious dent in the Gunners’ hopes of finishing fourth when they go head-to-head at the Emirates this Sunday (4.30pm).

And player-turned-pundit Neville, who was a team-mate of Solskjaer’s, is confident the club’s hierarchy will extend the 46-year-old’s tenure and believes they should do it during the international break later this month.

“They will give him the contract,” Neville told beIN SPORTS after the victory.

“I don’t think they will [this week] because they’ve got Arsenal on Sunday. 

“They don’t want the distraction before that game. 

“Do it at the moment they they said they were probably going to do it or were planning to do it. 

“I might be completely wrong, they might be planning to do it this week, I have no inside information. 

“But I think it seems sensible to do it on the first Monday of the international break. 

“Let the players go away, have the break, let Ole do a press conference at that time and then have two weeks’ break.”



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