Solskjaer appointed permanent Man United manager


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Soccer Football - Champions League - Round of 16 Second Leg - Paris St Germain v Manchester United - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - March 6, 2019 Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

In Summary

  • Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their permanent manager on a three-year contract
  • The former United striker was appointed as the club's caretaker boss in December following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho

Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their permanent manager on a three-year contract.

The former United striker was appointed as the club’s caretaker boss in December following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho.

Solskjaer has won 14 of his 19 matches in charge, helping to propel United back into the race for a top-four finish.

As well as improving the club’s league form, the Norwegian masterminded a memorable comeback in the Champions League last-16 tie against PSG earlier this month, with United overturning a two-goal first-leg deficit to set up a quarter-final tie against Barcelona.

United had endured their worst start to a campaign in 28 years prior to Solskjaer’s arrival and sat 11 points adrift of the Champions League places.

Manchester United’s Remaining Fixtures

March 30, 3pm Watford (H)
April 2, 7.45pm Wolves (A)
April 10, 8pm Barcelona (H)
April 13, 5.30pm West Ham (H)
April 16, 8pm Barcelona (A)
April 21, 1.30pm Everton (A)
April 24, 8pm Manchester City (H)
April 28, 4.30pm Chelsea (H)
May 4, 3pm Huddersfield (A)
May 12, 3pm Cardiff City (H)

 

Solskjaer led United to a 5-1 victory over Cardiff in his first fixture in charge, sparking an eight-match winning run in all competitions which included successes at Tottenham and Arsenal.

United also enjoyed a 12-match unbeaten run in the Premier League before suffering their first league defeat under Solskjaer – a 2-0 loss at Arsenal.

United currently sit in fifth place, just two points off fourth-placed Arsenal, as they prepare to host Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday.

-Report by skysports

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