Why I signed a 3-year contract with Man Utd. – Solskjaer

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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

“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club,” Solskjaer told the club’s website.

“It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here. The last few months have been a fantastic experience and I want to thank all of the coaches, players and staff for the work we’ve done so far.

Solskjær, who scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007 and also managed the clubs reserve team until the end of 2010, assumed duty as caretaker manager at Old Trafford in December last year, following the sack of Jose Mourinho.

Ed Woodward, Uniteds Executive Vice Chairman, said, Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves.

“More than just performances and results, Ole brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and as a coach, coupled with a desire to give young players their chance and a deep understanding of the culture of the club. This all means that he is the right person to take Manchester United forward, said Woodward.

United were sixth in the Premier League and 11 points off the top four when Solskjær took charge in December. However, the Norwegian, 46, won his first eight games in charge.

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