It has been more than two years since the departure of Jose Mourinho and the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United’s manager. And while he has had his ups and downs, it is safe to say that the Norwegian has had a good run at Old Trafford till now.
The club have shown some decent progress under the manager over the last couple of years and currently sit at second in the Premier League table.
Last season, he helped them finish third in the Premier League and reached the semi-finals of the League Cup and the FA Cup despite an average start to the season. And they have managed to build on that this time around and take a step forward, although it will be important to finish strong.
Probably his only regret would be that he has not won any silverware yet as the manager of the club. But it looks like he will get plenty more chances to add to his trophy haul, with the Red Devils set to offer him a contract extension.
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Solskjaer is likely to stay at Manchester United for the foreseeable future
There have been some questions raised recently about what the future could hold for the Norwegian if he fails to win a trophy this season. But as reported by Mirror, Solskjaer is set to be handed a new deal even if he does not deliver silverware by the end of this campaign.
Solskjaer’s current contract with the club is set to run out in the summer of 2022. But the overall progression Manchester United have shown under him appears to have convinced the club that he is the right man for the job. And now, he is set to be rewarded with a new contract.
Earlier this month, Ed Woodward had praised the manager for the club’s progress. As reported by Mirror, he said:
"“The progress made by Ole and the players this season is clear and is adding to the optimism we feel about the future on and off the pitch.”"
Of course, Solskjaer has had his fair share of critics as well. But it is undeniable that the club is moving in the right direction. And it only makes sense for them to keep him in charge for the foreseeable future.
Now, we know how quickly things can change in football. For the time being though, Solskjaer has done enough to extend his stay at Old Trafford as the club’s manager.