Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has tipped defender Vegard Forren for a move to Manchester United, with the Molde manager insisting that his star player is capable of playing for Europe's top teams.

Solskjaer, who enjoyed many years himself with the Red Devils and edged into the history books as one of the best substitute stars in the club's history, is currently the subject of speculation over a return to England in a managerial capacity.

With Blackburn believed to be chasing the 39 year old, he has insisted he is staying in Norway, and can't speak any more highly of his players, and in particular Forren.

"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," he told TV2. "He could play for United, but he doesn't need me to tell him that.

"Vegard is a very good footballer but he has to be focused on delivering and securing his place in the Norway team."

Forren was discovered by Molde in 2007 when third division side KIL/Hemne played them in the League Cup, taking a shock 3-1 defeat from the match.

Vegard Forren
Vegard Forren is believed to be on Manchester United's radar.

While big clubs have come knocking on numerous occasions, the Norway international has always insisted he is committed to his current club.

Solskjaer is also intent on keeping hold of the star for as long as possible, and at the end of last year he insisted that he wouldn't be sold on the cheap as Brugge made two offers.

"I realize that he is tempted by an opportunity abroad, but I have spoken out about this with Vegard. I've made ​​it very clear that I would love to have him with us in Molde. And for now, he is my player," he said at the time.

"I will not sell Vegard for the money it has been talking about so far. They [Brugge] cannot even buy his right foot for such money."

Forren is currently playing in the Europa League for Molde as well as the league, in which the club are top of the table and three points clear with three more games to play. And if they win that title, it will be back to back victories for the side, leaving both Forren and Solskjaer in a position where they could leave for greener pastures.