Ex-United defender Parker says the club need to appoint a boss who can attract world-class stars
Paul Parker has explained why Manchester United cannot give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the managers job permanently.
Former striker Solskjaer has been a big hit since returning to Old Trafford as caretaker manager, lifting the gloom that seemed to have descended on the club under Jose Mourinho.
The players look refreshed, the performances have improved and on Wednesday the Norwegian become only the second manager in clubs history to win his first four games in charge – equalling Sir Matt Busbys record.
Solskjaer initially took the reins only until the end of the season, with United chiefs set to appoint their next full-time boss in the summer.
But some are calling for Solskjaer to keep the job if he continues to get results, and the man himself even admitted after Wednesdays 2-0 win over Newcastle that he didnt want to leave.
But former defender Parker insists thats something the club just cannot do, telling talkSPORT host Jim White: “Ole is a lovely fella.
“Hes come in and hes brought his smile into the place and everybodys feeling happy. Youll get the best out of anybody when theyre happy.
“But long-term, I dont think so.
“As good as it can be this season, you have to look at the long-term.
“Manchester United need that little bit more, someone who is really going to attract the top players.
“With his lack of experience, players are not going to want to go there, and agents are not going to watch to take their players there.
“Youll get players who want to play for Manchester United, no doubt.
“But youre not going to get the players Manchester United should be getting, because they havent got a manager of the calibre players will want to go to.”
"Solskjaer has come in and made everyone happy but Man United need a little bit more."
Paul Parker explains why #MUFC cannot make Solskjaer their manager on a permanent basis.
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