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Official: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signs new Manchester United contract till 2024

Official: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signs new Manchester United contract till 2024

Solskjaer & Man United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the reins at Manchester United at the back end of 2018.

The Norwegian was then handed the job on a permanent basis after a fine run of form.

However, his stint in the United dugout has not proven all that impressive to date.

The Norwegian is yet to secure any form of silverware with the Red Devils, losing the 2020/21 Europa League final to Villareal earlier this year.

Solskjaer had also lost several semi-final meetings as Man United boss, whilst their league form under the former striker has been nothing to write home about.

The Red Devils did finish 2nd in the PL last time out, but there was no real title challenge and Jose Mourinho still remains the manager to have secured the most points in a single season post-Sir Alex Ferguson.

Solskjaer signs new deal

Despite this, those in a position of power at Man United are clearly backing OGS. Jadon Sancho was announced officially as a United player on Friday.

And now, it has been confirmed that Solskjaer has agreed a new deal with the Manchester powerhouse until 2024.

On Solskjaer signing the new deal, United’s Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward stated:

‘Ole and his staff have worked tirelessly putting the foundations in place for long-term success on the pitch.

‘The results of that have become increasingly visible over the past two seasons and we are all looking forward to seeing this exciting team develop further in the years ahead.

‘What is especially pleasing is the way this progress has been achieved with a blend of young, homegrown talent and top-class recruits, playing attacking football in the best traditions of Manchester United. We are more confident than ever that, under Ole’s leadership, we are heading in the right direction.’

Solskjaer, meanwhile, had this to say:

‘Everyone knows the feeling I have for this club, and I am delighted to have signed this new contract. It is an exciting time for Manchester United, we have built a squad with a good balance of youth and experienced players that are hungry for success.

‘I have a fantastic coaching team around me, and we are all ready to take that next step on our journey. Manchester United wants to be winning the biggest and best trophies and that’s what we are all striving for. We have improved, both on and off the pitch, and that will continue over the coming seasons.

‘I can’t wait to get out in front of a packed Old Trafford and get this campaign started.’

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This article was edited by Tom Canton.