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Man Utd hero Neville: Solskjaer still has work to do

Manchester United legend Gary Neville says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must continue to prove he can permanent manager of the club.

Sunday's win over Tottenham Hotspur took Solksjaer's record to six wins from six since taking over as caretaker manager in December.

But Neville believes his former teammate still has prove his worth to win the top job.

"Before the game, I said if Manchester United lost the game, the result should not determine the outcome of the next United manager," Neville told Sky Sports.

"One thing I will say is because Manchester won, it shouldn't determine the outcome of the Manchester United manager.

"It shouldn't be like that. We shouldn't flip from week to week as to whether Solskjaer should be the Manchester United manager at the end of the season or not.

"It's something that I think will need to be looked at in April or May when there's been a body of work put in.

"But it's been a wonderful start. I'm delighted for him as a person because he's a brilliant person. He's a thinker of the game and you've seen that in the first half against Tottenham.

"He's come through the coaching ranks in the right way.

"He's done his grounding, if you like, in the reserves at Manchester United. He's gone away to Norway and done well at Molde. He's come back and had his bad experience at Cardiff which I think most managers would say that you need. He's gone back to Molde and now he's got a little break.

"It might be the break of his life but there's still a lot of work to do. He won't be getting carried away because he'll recognise there's still a lot of work to be done."

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