Manchester United appoint Solksjaer as permanent manager

Manchester United appoint Solksjaer as permanent manager

"Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves", said Ed Woodward, United executive vice chairman.

United now sit in fifth place, just two points behind Arsenal in fourth.

Solskjaer's 3.4 acre property is said to include a media room, a utility room, a store room/AV room and a first-floor study area.

The Norwegian club had been adamant he would return to his job there with United poised to look elsewhere for a permanent boss, but Solskjaer's results were impossible to ignore and former players have been queuing up to call for his appointment. "We have taken it step by step".

"The lure of Champions League is important for some players, but to play for Manchester United, you know you will be here playing Champions League over your contract", he stated.

Under Solskjaer, United have cut an 11-point gap to the Premier League top four to just two and most impressively dumped out free-spending Paris Saint-Germain to make the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in five years, with Barcelona next in line. "The last few months have been a fantastic experience". Keeping star players like Pogba and David De Gea at the club will also be key in the off-season transfer window.

The 46-year-old suffered his first defeat as manager in the Champions League round of 16 first leg against PSG.

"He is a really happy coach that gave confidence back to the players", said Pogba last week. The 32 Premier League points accrued under Solskjaer is more than any other club since he replaced Mourinho.

"I will always be myself, I am not going to change, I will be an optimist and positive guy and we will do this together".

Press Association Sport understands he has spent much of the global break in Australia, where Sir Alex Ferguson's former right-hand man works as sporting director of A-League side Central Coast Mariners.

Solskjaer's family have been living in Norway because of the former striker's short-term deal at Old Trafford, but he told MUTV that they will soon be reunited.

Gary Neville foretold the day's events, his concern swiftly dissipating once the announcement came through. I didn't think this would happen when he was appointed.

Solskajer can begin planning for the future as he looks to win the Premier League with United, which hasn't been English champion since 2013, the a year ago of Alex Ferguson.

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