Manchester United News: Ole Gunnar Solkjaer could be unveiled as the permanent manager this week
What’s the story?
The Telegraph believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could become the permanent Manchester United Manager by this week itself.
In case you didn’t know...
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as the caretaker manager of Manchester United in December after the club parted ways with Jose Mourinho following a string of unpleasant results.
United were on a steady decline and the season was in turmoil when the Norwegian took over. Solskjaer steadied the ship at Old Trafford and then went on a record setting 8 game unbeaten run in all competitions.
United were back among the goals, scoring fluently, while also playing an entertaining brand of football that was reminiscent of the good old days. Solskjaer refrained from spending in the winter transfer window, even though a Center Back had seemed a priority. Instead, he inspired his players to improve and the team responded brilliantly.
While the top four race is far from over, United can still make it as high as 3rd in the league if they can put together a good run of games. In the Champions League, the Red Devils progressed into the quarter finals after creating history against Paris Saint-Germain at Paris and now face a Barcelona side who will be wary of them.
Even though they are out of the F.A. Cup, Solskjaer has given a pretty good account of himself since taking over and has slowly become the favourite for the full time job at Old Trafford. The Norwegian has won 14 of his 19 games in charge so far, drawing 2 and losing three.
The heart of the matter
Amid all the speculations, Manchester United are set to confirm Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their new permanent manager within this week, if the report from the British Daily is to be believed.
His appointment will be received very well by all quarters of the United faithful, as well as the ex-players, majority of whom have been crying out for his permanent appointment in recent weeks.
Manchester United face Watford at home, on Saturday, in the Premier League.