Man Utd news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘in the box seat’ for Old Trafford job

But in the opinion of Keown, who pitted his wits as a player against Solskjaer for eight years in the top-flight, the interim United manager is already primed to assume the role on a permanent basis.

“For me, Ole is already in the box seat for the United job and beating Tottenham will only enhance his credentials,” Keown told MailOnline.

“It is doing a disservice to say that all he has done is put smiles back on faces.

“He has injected the traditions of this great football club back into a group of players who had lost their way.