Sam Allardyce explains how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can get the United job full-time
- The Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford dugout in December.
- United went on to win all seven of their games under the 55-year-old.
- However, Solskjaer is reportedly not being considered as the next permanent manager.
- But Allardyce believes it will be hard for the board to ignore the interim boss should the run of good results continue.
Speaking on Goals on Sunday about Solskjaer's future at United, Allardyce said: "I think there's a great push now from everybody to jump on board and say yes, it's your position.
"Of course he won't continue to win every single game. But if his record is proven at the end of the season, I think he deserves the opportunity to manage the club he loves. Why not? Sometimes you have to grasp what you are given and he is currently doing that."
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the 1st Man Utd manager to win their first 6 league games.— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) January 19, 2019
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Allardyce also believes that it's United and Tottenham who will join Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League's top 4 and the end of the season.
The former England head coach added: "I think Spurs have proven they can hold on because of their away record, but of course it will depend on how long Harry Kane is out for.
"On the feel-good factor, you can't rule out United. They have the strength in depth with the quality of their squad to cope if they suffer any injuries."
"He has to be in contention. He has passed every audition"@henrywinter believes Ole Gunnar Solskjær could well be in pole position for the #MUFC job now.— Sunday Supplement (@SundaySupp) January 20, 2019
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On Saturday, Solskjaer has become the first ever United manager to win his first 6 Premier League games while the Red Devils reduced the gap to the top 4 from 11 points to just 3.
According to ESPN FC's United correspondent Rob Dawson, the Norwegian has privately admitted he has adopted the very approach Sir Alex Ferguson built during his 26-year-spell and still remains in a 'daily contact' with the iconic Scotsman: the former United manager visits Carrington, the caretaker boss appears at Sir Alex's home in Cheshire.