Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ‘fortunate’ to nonetheless be answerable for Manchester United, believes Martin Keown.
Solskjaer was denied his first trophy as Pink Devils boss after they have been crushed on penalties by Villarreal within the Europa League ultimate on Wednesday.
The defeat has led to numerous questions concerning the Norwegian’s place, with calls rising for an skilled winner like Antonio Conte to turn into their new supervisor.
Nonetheless, regardless of this newest setback it seems Man United’s high brass will hold religion in Solskjaer with a brand new contract within the pipeline.
Former Arsenal star Keown prompt Solskjaer doesn’t should be given a brand new deal and it highlights the place United are at as a membership now.
“We’re used to seeing Manchester United win issues,” Keown instructed talkSPORT. “It’s virtually a rebirth of Manchester United however how lengthy have we acquired to attend?
“Sure, the consistency and ending second within the Premier League might be what’s going to get him a brand new deal however in the case of it you’ve acquired to have that technique to win.”
When requested if Solskjaer deserves a brand new deal, Keown responded: “If we’re going to take a look at the earlier requirements then no.
“However following within the footsteps of Sir Alex Ferguson, nobody has been capable of recreate that.
“They’ve had a succession of managers on the membership however have probably not been trusted and had a working relationship [with the club] and I do really feel that with Ole.
“I do really feel, if you take a look at it, he’s fortunate to nonetheless be there actually. He is aware of the requirements which might be being set and he can’t hold struggling disappointments, semi-final after semi-final, attending to finals.
“I do assume he’s lucky however that is the present day Manchester United.”