Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Molde defender Vegard Forren is good enough to play for Manchester United - but has told him to stay focused.
Reports have suggested that United are keeping tabs on centre-back Forren following a string of impressive performances in his native Norway.
If they decide to step up their interest in the player United may like to know the thoughts of former Old Trafford favourite Solskjaer, who is Forren's current boss at Molde.
Solskjaer has no doubts about Forren's ability, although he thinks he should concentrate on establishing himself as a regular in the national team.
"Yes, he could play for Manchester United, but I don't have to tell him that. At his best he is a very good footballer," Solskjaer told TV2.
"Vegard is a very good footballer but he has to be focused on delivering and securing his place in the Norway team."