Paul Scholes told the Webby & O’Neill YouTube channel his belief that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves a new contract.
The Norwegian has done a good job in charge but United have yet to win a trophy under his guardianship.
Still, Champions League football is on the brink of being secured and there’s still the Europa League to fall back on this season in terms of winning a trophy.
United crashed out of the FA Cup prior to the international break, with Leicester City winning their quarter-final to face Southampton in the semi-finals.
Scholes, who played with Solskjaer during their time together at United, has revealed that the manager deserves an extension for what he has achieved to date.
“I think he probably deserves it. There’s been progress from the manager before.
“I think the team looks a lot better, it’s much more exciting, there’s goals in the team – which you always expect from a United team, anyway.”
However, while speaking to Webby & O’Neil, Scholes stressed that Solskjaer will need to win a trophy if he really wants to be considered a success at the club.
“I think the only problem is: win something. It’s a little bit of a worry. Losing the [FA Cup] quarter-final to Leicester, it wasn’t good.”
“For fans especially, the Europa League was tough in Milan, I thought players looked a little bit jaded – [Bruno] Fernandes especially.
“He probably did need the rest against Leicester, but on the other hand, I don’t think United are in a position to rest people for the big games.
“I think they have 12 or 13 players that are good enough to go and win a lot of games. Is the squad then deep enough when you’re leaving these big players out to go on and win the bigger games?”