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Manchester United Name Ole Gunnar Solskjær Manager On Three Year Deal

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Manchester United Name Ole Gunnar Solskjær Manager On Three Year Deal

Manchester United have confirmed Ole Gunnar Solskjær as their permanent manager on a three year deal following the success of his temporary appointment.

Solskjær was appointed following United's decision to part ways with Jose Mourinho and has improved the team's form dramatically in the Premier League. United have also reached the quarter finals of the Champions League, following a historic second-leg victory over Paris St Germain.

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Solskjær said: "From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club.

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"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.

"This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I'm beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long-term and hopefully deliver the continued success that our amazing fans deserve."

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United's chairman, Ed Woodward added: "Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves.

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"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.

"I want to thank Ole and the coaching team for everything they have done so far and congratulate him on this richly deserved appointment. The fans and everyone at the club are behind him as he looks to take us where we need to be and build the next stage of our history."

Solskjær played 366 times for Manchester United as a striker between 1996 and 2007, scoring 126 goals in that time. The most memorable goal, without doubt, was during injury time in the 1999 Champions League final between Manchester United and Bayern Munich in Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium.

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Solskjær popped up at the right time to score the winner and help the Red Devils win an unprecedented treble that season.

Solskjær has previously taken charge of United's reserve team and Norwegian top flight side Molde. He was appointed caretaker manager of United on 19 December 2018 and has a record of 14 victories, two draws and just three losses in 19 games.

During that period, United have amassed more points than any other team in the Premier League.

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