Solskjaer named permanent Manchester United manager

Elena Summers
March 30, 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the new permanent coach of Manchester United on Thursday after a successful spell as caretaker manager and is set to oversee a busy summer.

Solskjaer said upon arriving at United in December that he wanted the job on a full-time basis, having played for the English club from 1996-2007 and scored 126 goals in 266 appearances. "The last few months have been a fantastic experience".

The highlight of his reign so far was the comeback win against PSG in Paris.

The side will also be managed by Sir Alex Ferguson, with the game to raise funds for the Manchester United Foundation.

"At the moment I think it's the right decision because if Ed Woodward went somewhere else, the crowd would turn on him, they would turn on the owners as well".

"It could take millions in compensation [to get a new manager] and another two years", Robson wrote in the Daily Mail. "It's not like it's going to happen overnight, catching 15, 16, 17 points or whatever we are behind the top teams now". That's not me. We're looking forward, we've got to work harder. Because they wanted a manager who could mould and improve players and build a dynasty.

The Norwegian famously scored a last-gasp victor at Camp Nou as United rounded off a landmark season in memorable fashion, beating the Bavarian giants 2-1 in the Champions League final after being a goal down heading into injury time.

"I didn't get that feel from him that he was a great man-manager but he is a nice man and he's obviously gone into the dressing room there and it's just working for him", Smith told Bell and Spurling's Comedy Drivetime (weekdays 3pm-7pm).

He will also be charged with bolstering the squad with new additions during the summer transfer window, which will allow him to put his own imprint on the team as one of the world's biggest clubs aims to return to the top.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson is backing Manchester United to ease past Watford.

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

He said: "There have been so many players that have been written about that we have been interested and there have been so many players' agents that have been in touch with our administration that they want to come here".

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