Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed FC Copenhagen's Andreas Cornelius to earn a move to Old Trafford.

The 19-year-old was promoted to the Copenhagen first-team squad in May and has enjoyed quite a rise since being given his senior chance, scoring ten goals in his first 11 appearances.

Cornelius has already been awarded a first cap for Denmark, while he scored in first goal in European competition last week against Solskjaer's Norwegian champions Molde.

Solskjaer, who scored for Manchester United in their dramatic 1999 Champions League final win, now believes the young forward can continue his rapid rise and believes his is good enough to play under Sir Alex Ferguson.

“Yes, he’s definitely an option [for United],” Solskjaer said, according to Sport360. “He has the qualities to play at the top level if he continues his development.

“He has speed, he has art. And I think he is very good in the air. He can go as far as he possibly wants.”

Ferguson has been active in the recruitment of young strikers in recent seasons, with the acquisition of Javier Hernandez followed by the signing of Angelo Henriquez during the summer, and Cornelius could be next.

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