The 39 year old Molde boss has experience managing at United as he spent three seasons in charge of the reserve side before moving onto his current job in Norway where he steered Molde to the title.
Speaking to Marca, the man who scored more than 90 goals for United said: "Maybe it sounds stupid but my dream is to manage United."But I am not saying it is going to happen.
"I worked with Alex Ferguson for 15 seasons as a player and then as reserve team coach. His methodology has influenced my philosophy.
"Almost everything I know I learnt from Sir Alex. Both of us believe in ourselves, we always want to win and we put our faith in youngsters and work hard."