Solskjaer Gives Huge Hint Regarding His Manchester United Future

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with assistant coach Mike Phelan.

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Manchester United were in a terrible position before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to pick up the reigns last month. The Norwegian gaffer has transformed the atmosphere around Old Trafford, having won all eight games since taking charge.

After releasing Jose Mourinho, Ed Woodward chose to bring in a caretaker manager rather than offering a permanent role midway through the season.

The hierarchy is set to be revamped at Manchester United this summer, as the Glazers believe a Director of Football should be appointed to oversee the transfers.

The Red Devils have identified Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino as one of the prime candidates to lead the squad next season, but the fans are convinced that Solskjaer could be the better option.

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Ahead of their Premier League game against Burnley, Solskjaer talked about the prospect of handing debuts to some of the academy players in the coming weeks.

The Norwegian stated: “We have quite a few talents in that youth team that you’d like to see and will see at some point before next season to put the club and team in a good position at the end of the season, how will we look like next season.”

The reporters picked on the last two words carefully, and asked if there was a chance that he would stay in Manchester when the next season starts in June.

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The 45-year old admitted that his job was to prepare the club for the upcoming season, but couldn’t confirm his future at Old Trafford: “What Manchester United are gonna look like next season with or without me, it doesn’t matter, I’m here to prepare for next season.”

The managers who have come in since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement tried to change Manchester United‘s philosophy, but their attempts failed terribly, which is a clear indication that the club needs someone who can embrace its rich history rather amend it.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fits the bill, and a strong finish to this season would force the Glazers to hand him the permanent job.