Manchester United’s interim manager is the man of the moment after his masterclass performance to overturn a 2-0 deficit against PSG to qualify for the Champions League quarter finals. He has made the fans of the biggest club in the land very happy after embracing all the traditions of the club. The Norwegian has been touted as the favorite to take over the job left by Jose Mourinho.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that his contract at Molde has been torn up as he moves closer to being confirmed as Manchester United manager on a full-time basis. Manchester United are reluctant to put a timeline on any announcement, but Solskjaer is widely expected to get the job after leading the club into the top-four and into the quarter-finals of both the Champions League and FA Cup. The delay in announcing the club’s decision has caused a great deal of confusion among Manchester United fans.
The speculation has only increased after it emerged that Solskjaer’s contract has been terminated to allow him to work at Old Trafford on loan from the Norwegian club. ‘I am not here to get excited, I am here to do my job,’ said the 46-year-old. ‘And, of course, that contract issue there. You cannot have two contracts when you’re a manager, so that contract was terminated. I am contracted to Man United until the end of June.”
”I love managing these boys. I love working here. I am just doing the best I can every single day. If and when a decision is to be made we will have to think about that. Everyone likes to get complimented but doesn’t change my approach. I am good at focussing on what I should be focusing on.’
Solskjaer has been praised for the feel good factor he has brought to United since returning to the club in December, but he insists the positive approach comes naturally. ‘I don’t know any other way to approach things,’ he added. ‘You have to look at opportunities. I have always been that way. The glass is half full not half empty. When I smashed my cheekbone (when he was younger), I started a diary of what opportunities it gave me – loads of fitness work, finishing work. That has always been with me.”
Solskjaer revealed that United’s injury problems are starting to ease with Anthony Martial ready to return at Arsenal on Sunday and Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera also in contention. ‘Anthony will be available,’ he added. ‘Hopefully we will have Nemanja and/or Herrera ready as well. They just need a couple of days training.’