Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly told his close friends that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be appointed as the permanent Manchester United boss at the earliest opportunity.
The Norwegian was signed on a caretaker role during the month of December after the club decided to part ways with Jose Mourinho, who had a mixed run of results.
Since then, the United favourite has transformed the club’s fortunes with a strong unbeaten run in the Premier League and they are presently within one point off the top four.
In a report covered by The Mirror, it is claimed that Sir Alex has been impressed with the transformation under Ole and has already told his close mates that his former player is the right person for the permanent role.
Since Ole’s appointment, United have played four of the elite teams in Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool, and they have managed to win three of those.
The only stalemate came against Liverpool in the Premier League over the weekend but even that performance was impressive, given the club sustained a triple injury blow within the first period.
So far, there has been no indication that Ole will be handed the permanent job but United’s hierarchy are sure to seriously consider the approach, given Norwegian has barely put a foot wrong since taking charge.