Solskjaer has been credited with helping United rediscover their attacking traditions, and has overseen Anthony Martial take a U-turn on his future, signing a deal until 2024, while Marcus Rashford is also in talks for a new contract.
First of all, although Ince has been managing longer than Solskjaer, he did not manage the Manchester United Reserves or any of the other youth sides - whereas the latter has.
It was a remarkable turnaround for a club that won three-of-the-first-four MLS Cups after the league launched in 1996 but had fallen on tough times in recent years.
Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic look more likely to start and should have too much quality for the home midfield, in truth.
And Lingard believes his good-natured competition with Rashford, including goal and assist targets for each player, has helped bring the best out of them.More news: Bezos Says National Enquirer Tried to Blackmail Him With Intimate Photos
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"I'm not going to go into the amount of numbers involved because then everyone will know".
Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December and has guided United to seven wins and a draw in the Premier League to make a compelling case for his appointment ahead of early bookmakers' favourite Pochettino.
United's renaissance has sparked hopes of a memorable end to what had been turbulent season.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino and former Real Madrid chief Zinedine Zidane were the bookmakers' top contenders following Mourinho's exit. However, United's form under the Norwegian has sparked some reports that the job may now be given to their former striker instead. "Phil knows what it takes to be a Manchester United player".
"He deserves it at the moment", Ranieri said.
I want to see my players fight until the end. He was a fantastic player. "We must be concentrated and strong, positive to show our personality during the game".