‘They’ll be riots if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t given the Manchester United job’


There will be blood in Manchester if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t give the permanent Manchester United job at the end of the season, Olly Murs has told talkSPORT.

The pop star and Old Trafford season ticket holder helped launch a new era of talkSPORT on Thursday after a jubilant night for the Red Devils in the Champions League.

United defied the odds and expectations by stunning Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in France to seal their place in the quarter-finals.

Manchester United celebrate their stunning victory in Paris

Manchester United celebrate their stunning victory in Paris

Down 2-0 from the first leg in Old Trafford, Solskjaer’s spirited side fought back to win at the Parc Des Princes to, thanks to Marcus Rashford’s controversial stoppage-time penalty, progress on away goals.

The result surely means Solskjaer has it in the bag to be named the club’s next full-time boss, although he maintained after the game that he will still have to wait to discover the club’s decision.

After sacking Jose Mourinho in December, United only appointed Solskjaer as caretaker boss until the end of the season with the view to hire a more established coach over the summer.

But Murs says the clubs risk a huge fan backlash if the club legend is not handed the reins.

Solskjaer celebrates with the Manchester United fans in Paris

Solskjaer celebrates with the Manchester United fans in Paris

Speaking on the opening day of talkSPORT’s brand spanking new studios in London, he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “When he first came I thought, I’m so glad it’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because I love him, but there was always that bit of doubt over his managerial experience.

“But the guy has been unbelievable.

“They’ll be riots if he doesn’t get the job.

“We were talking before this month that if Ole can get through against Liverpool, PSG and Chelsea, and he’s passed with flying colours.

“Get him signed now. Just get him signed!”

Murs added that Solskjaer has ‘lifted the cloud’ that was left by former boss Mourinho and, by welcoming other club legends into the fold again, has revitalised the spirit at Old Trafford.

“The low point this season, for me, was losing at Old Trafford to Spurs, and after that it just got worse,” he said.

“But the dark cloud has gone now. Ole has come in and last night was unbelievable. I’m buzzing!

“I was at Old Trafford two weeks ago and the atmosphere there I haven’t experienced that in two or three years. It was incredible.

“I can’t remember the last time I felt like this. It was great to be in that position last night and feel, ‘yeah, we’re back’.

“There was a great photo from last night with Eric Cantona and Sir Alex Ferguson and Ole in the dressing room after the game – these are things Mourinho probably would never have allowed.

“He’s brought the feel-good factor back to the club.”

Listen back to Olly Murs on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!

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