Berbatov names his pick to become permanent Man Utd boss

Date published: Friday 22nd March 2019 3:08

Dimitar Berbatov: Feels he has something to offer

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has called on the club to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis.

Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino was widely tipped to be the man to replace Jose Mourinho on a permanent basis at Old Trafford.

However, Solskjaer has been a revelation since his arrival from Molde, having lost only one game in the Premier League and guiding the Red Devils back into top four contention.

Now, speculation has suggested that Ed Woodward will promote the Norwegian from his caretaker status to full-time, but Duncan Castles provided an update on Thursday which suggests United are ‘worried’ about one thing.

Despite that, Berbatov – who played for United from 2008 until 2012 – believes Ole is the right man for the job.

“Talking as a former player I am sure the current playing staff at the club would welcome some clarity on Solskjaer’s status at the club,” he told Betfair.

“It is tiring to have so much change in the managerial position. A club needs that stability at the top.

“For a team that did not change manager for 25 years to have so much churn in such an important role suggests they don’t know what they’re doing.

“With all the work he has done I don’t think it would be fair to him or the players if they don’t announce that he is going to stay in charge.

“Ole was able to raise the spirit, the team, everything at the club. He was the guy who took responsibility in a difficult situation.

“Purely on what he achieved so far he deserves an extension. He has earned it. He is young for a manager, an ex-United player – it’s the best combination for the club to build for the future.”


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