Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be appointed as the permanent manager of the club during the forthcoming international break. The Red Devils have made an outstanding comeback in the Premier League under the guidance of the Norwegian and they continued the same trend in the Champions League, where they secured a shock triumph over Paris Saint-Germain after trailing 2-0 from the first leg of the round of 16.
Speaking after the game, Neville acknowledged that he has been surprised by the stellar 3-1 comeback at Parc des Princes and insists the former Champions League winner has done enough to bag the permanent head coach role with the club, he said: “I can’t believe what’s happened. I thought when he first came in it was just to reconnect the club with the fans, the players, get everybody happy. The right time for me was always mid-March to the end of March and that’s when the international break is. I will be surprised if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not awarded the job during the international break in the next couple of weeks.”
“United were given little chance of making a comeback against Les Parisiens after witnessing 10 first-team players including“ Paul Pogba missing the game. However, they managed to show the impetus from the off with the early goal from Romelu Lukaku and the Belgian made it 2-1 before the break after an “error from Gianluigi Buffon“.
Following the interval, Les Parisiens were the better team as they pushed for another goal, but destiny eventually favoured United, who were rewarded a penalty in injury time after Presnel Kimpembe was punished for a hand ball through VAR. Marcus Rashford stepped forward to make it 3-1 for United and ensured their progress to the quarter-final stage on the away goal rule.