Solskjaer signs new THREE-YEAR Man Utd deal

Robin Bairner
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United, 2020/21

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a new three-year contract with the club that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2024.

Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho in 2018 and has guided Man Utd back to a point at which they are now Champions League regulars once again.

During the 2020/21 season, the Norwegian oversaw a second-placed finish in the Premier League, which equalled the best that the club has managed since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

Solskjaer's efforts have been rewarded with a new three-year deal.

Manchester United wants to be winning the biggest and best trophies and that’s what we are all striving for
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

He said: “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.”

'More confident than ever we're heading in the right direction

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward praised the Man Utd boss, explaining: “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 has led Man Utd to sixth, third and then second in the Premier League but has not won any silverware.