Manchester United want Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be given the permanent position as club manager in the summer, according to reports.
Solskjaer took over from the sacked Jose Mourinho in December and has been installed as the caretaker manager until the end of the season.
The United board will make a decision about who will be the full-time boss over the next few months, but see Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino as their ideal close.
However, the Mirror claim the United dressing room would be happy for Solskjaer to be given the post.
Solskjaer has claimed five wins in his first five games, and seems to have breathed new life into the likes of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.
Romelu Lukaku praised Solskjaer’s one-to-one style and revealed the Norwegian had prepared a ‘total analysis’ of his game when they first met at United.
It is United’s forward department in particular who have taken to Solskjaer’s management style and want him to remain at Old Trafford beyond this season.
United are currently in Dubai at a warm-weather training camp and Solskjaer is continuing to endear himself to his players by telling them to express themselves on the pitch.
Solskjaer is technically ‘on loan’ from his Molde for the rest of the campaign, but has made no secret of his desire to become Untied’s full-time head coach.
United’s first real test under Solskjaer comes this weekend when the Red Devils travel to Wembley to take on Tottenham in the Premier League.