Solskjaer Named Permanent Manchester United Manager

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed Manchester United's new manager on a permanent basis, the Premier League club have announced.

Solskjaer took charge on an interim basis in December when Jose Mourinho was sacked, the former United striker quickly inspiring an upturn in form.

Having left his post at Molde to return to Old Trafford, United won their first eight games in a row in all competitions under Solskjaer's steady hand.

 

Restoring the feel-good factor at the club also helped Solskjaer to inspire an amazing comeback in United's Champions League last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain.

Despite losing the first leg 2-0 at home, a late Marcus Rashford penalty awarded following a VAR check sent United improbably through to the quarter-finals, where they will face Barcelona.

That victory led to increased calls for United to give Solskjaer the job on a permanent basis, despite losing back-to-back games since, and his appointment on a three-year deal was confirmed on Thursday.