The Red Devils simply did the unthinkable at the French capital, as they got over their 2-0 loss from the first leg with an impressive 3-1 win in the second, thereby proceeding to the quarterfinals of the Champions League on the away goals rule.
Players and pundits alike claimed that this historic victory should be enough to help the Norwegian secure the full-time role at the Old Trafford club, with former Red Devil and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville at the forefront with his strong views.
In fact, Neville even interviewed Ole after the game, asking the interim gaffer: “Ole Gunnar, three very quick questions for you: How long would you like on your contract? What would you like your salary to be? And where would you like the statue?”
Solskjaer refused to answer those questions, however, and he humbly replied: “What a fantastic night. I’m just going to do my best until the summer and see what the club decides.”
The 45-year-old added: “The belief in the boys was just what we hoped for. It was fantastic. You always know it is possible. With this club this is what we do. It’s Manchester United. It’s the Champions League. That’s what it does.”
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Further, Gary Neville had his own say on Solskjaer’s chances of becoming the permanent United boss, as he opined:
“He will. He’ll probably be the king of Norway, the president of Norway and the prime minister of Norway as well.
“I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given the job. The right time for me was always mid-March to the end of March, and that’s when the international break is. I’ll be surprised if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not awarded the job in the international break in the next couple of weeks.”