Should Solskjaer get the permanent United job now?

Should Solskjaer get the permanent United job now?

They were all during Jose Mourinho's tenure though, obviously, and it would take either a sub-par United or an excellent Burnley performance for the spoils to be shared.

United's form means that suddenly people are talking about Solskjaer potentially taking the job past when his contract is supposed to come to an end when the season is over.

Manchester United are now in sixth place but just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea FC as they seek Champions League qualification for next season.

As mentioned, United lock horns with Burnley tomorrow in their final January game of what has been an ultra-successful start to the New Year. "He's a player I can see playing quite a few games for us towards the end of the season".

"I think you could see when I got the ball I was looking for him and he made the right run and the finish for him was incredible".

Brazil also had words of praise for Solskjaer's assistant manager Mike Phelan, with whom he was teammates for three seasons at United.

The Spanish midfielder has always tried to give his best at United, irrespective of the manager he plays under. It's hard to argue with that given their improvement under Solskjær, but they did only narrowly beat Brighton last time out at Old Trafford, and they appear to be a team who are more suited to playing on the counter.

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And Solskjaer says he and Marcus Rashford have been good influences on the likes of Mason Greenwood and Chong as they look to make the step up to the first team.

Considering Manchester United's more attacking approach, Dyche's side will have to be well-drilled at the back. The feelgood factor is getting better.

Burnley too have managed to pick up some impressive results in recent weeks and were on a five-game unbeaten streak across all competitions, until they were hit for five goals by Manchester City in the FA Cup this past weekend.

Solskjær reiterated that he now does not think any players will leave in the transfer window.

However, handed only a second start since Solskjaer took charge, Sanchez showed why he was once in such high demand as he latched onto Lukaku's pass before rounding Cech and finishing from a narrow angle for just his second goal of the season.

"The only thing you might say, does it create a more settled environment?"

"So he's saying, 'Look, I'm the manager of the football team, you're no longer the captain as long as I'm here'. But he does really want to be part of it".