Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's roaring start to his time as Manchester United manager had led Alex Ferguson to believe that the Norwegian should be given the Old Trafford job permanently and immediately.
The Mirror reports that the 77-year-old has told close friends that the club should appoint Solskjaer on a permanent basis right now rather than waiting until the end of the season.
Ferguson has been a presence at United's Carrington training ground over the last two months.
Since his appointment in mid-December, Solskjaer has led the club to 11 wins in 13 games. A single defeat came to PSG in the Champions League.
Initially, it was expected that Solskjaer would simply manage the club until the end of the season, at which point a figure such as Mauricio Pochettino or Zinedine Zidane would take over.
However, the good results and the return of an entertaining brand of football have created calls for the 45-year-old Solskjaer to be given a chance beyond this season.
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