Solskjaer named permanent Manchester United manager

Mar 30, 2019, 01:17
Solskjaer named permanent Manchester United manager

It's hard to believe on the face of it that a former worldwide footballer from a country in Scandinavia would be the answer to Manchester United's problems, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer understands life at Old Trafford better than most.

Solskjaer signed a three-year contract with Molde on Dec.3 before taking over at Old Trafford in a caretaker capacity just two weeks later.

Manchester United have won 14 of Solskjaer's 19 games in charge, and he has taken them into the last eight of the Champions League and given them hope for a top-four Premier League finish.

Last to enter the Lowry were Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, Lingard and Marcus Rashford, who got off the bus five minutes after the rest of the squad after staying behind to complete their game of UNO.

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The Norwegian, according to reports, has been renting out the house to Holland defender Van Dijk, a cornerstone of United's great rivals who are battling Manchester City for the Premier League title.

Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward sang Solskjaer's praises in the club's statement.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was yesterday appointed the club's permanent manager after overseeing a remarkable transformation at the club after he replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho in December.

Solskjaer's former United team-mate Gary Neville wrote on Twitter: "I'm delighted for Ole".

Simon Jordan believes Manchester United's appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager is an "unavoidable mistake".

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"United is a club that has money, and that has to be spent in a reasonable way", the Red Devils boss told Norwegian media.

Solskjaer, who intends to keep together the same backroom team including assistant Mike Phelan, can finally begin planning for the future and will likely want funds to strengthen the playing squad particularly in defence.

"Mick is a key part of the setup and they are talking to each other", said Solskjaer.

"To lift the Premier League trophy again is what we expect, what we're used to, what we have done so many times".

"The reason I say it's an unavoidable mistake is because their performances have justified the appointment, but Manchester United are in a hard position", Jordan told talkSPORT. "It's not like it's going to happen overnight, catching 15, 16, 17 points or whatever we are behind the top teams now".

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