Manchester United Interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confessed his interest in retaining the job after the summer. In his interview with the press after Man Utd’s 2-0 win against Newcastle on Wednesday, Solskjaer said, “I don’t want to leave. It’s such a great bunch of players, great atmosphere. But it’s the next game, and I’m doing my job as long as I’m here.
The former Red was appointed in December for a period of five months after the previous manager, Jose Mourinho, was fired. He was granted permission by Molde, where he is the full time manager and the Norwegian club’s management were quick to emphasize they were “lending” out their manager—indicating that they want him to return in the summer.
Solskjaer’s run of games as interim manager have been impressive with him recording wins in all matches since the beginning of his reign. United’s 2-0 win against Newcastle made it four wins in four matches. He is only the second manager to achieve this feat in the club’s history.
Many of the fans and some of the former players at the club have started calling for him to be retained even after just four games in charge. This is because of his instant impact on the Red devil’s style of play. With his all-attacking intent, Man United has scored 14 goals and have kept one clean sheet—the first one since November. There has also been a total shift in the mood in the camp with the players and the fans optimistic again.
United’s next match is an FA Cup tie against Reading at Old Trafford but their next Premier League fixture is against Tottenham on January 13. Time will tell if he is able to prove himself a worthy manager.