Just hours ago, Laurent Blanc was 8/13 (1.62) in the betting but the Frenchman has since drifted to 5/1 (6.0) amidst reports that the United hierarchy will look outside the club for Jose Mourinho’s temporary successor.
The Norwegian scored 91 goals across his 11 years at Old Trafford including the stoppage time winner in the 1999 Champions League final, and a return to his old stomping ground would surely be welcomed by fans.
Solskjaer previously managed Manchester United reserves after retiring at the age of 34 and then moved to Molde, the team where he started his playing career, to take over as manager there.
Zinedine Zidane is available at 6/1 (7.0) but it seems more likely that he would prefer to take over the role on a permanent basis next season, rather than on as a temporary solution as United are searching for.
Indeed, United's statement on Tuesday morning said: “A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”
The recently retired Michael Carrick, who has taken charge of the team for at least the next few days, can be backed at 11/1 (12.0).