Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to be rewarded with new TWO-YEAR contract

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be rewarded with an improved Manchester United contract worth over £7m a year until at least 2024, with talks to take place at the end of the season

  • Manchester United are set to reward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a new contract
  • Sportsmail understands United will begin talks over a deal of at least two years 
  • The United boss will also be handed raise from his current £7million-a-year deal
  • United, currently second in the Premier League, are pleased with his progress 

Manchester United are set to reward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a new contract this summer.

Sportsmail understands United will begin talks over a deal of at least two years with the Norwegian at the end of the season.

Solskjaer is expected to see an uplift on his £7million-a-year salary, which expires next year, and the move underlines the board’s commitment to their manager.

Manchester United are set to reward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a new contract this summer 

United, currently second in the Premier League behind rivals Manchester City, are pleased with the progress being made under his stewardship.

The club’s managing director Richard Arnold praised the job Solskjaer has done last week. ‘No one in the world is happier than me with the phenomenal success he is bringing,’ Arnold said.

‘When you’re inside the club and you are seeing the work of the man and the character, it just makes you so happy. He deserves to succeed, and he is, and that makes me very happy.’

Appointed in December 2018, Solskjaer has yet to win silverware at the helm and saw United knocked out of the FA Cup by Leicester City before the international break.

United are second in the Premier League and are favourites to win this season’s Europa League

Club's managing director Richard Arnold (L) is delighted with the club's 'phenomenal success'

Club’s managing director Richard Arnold (L) is delighted with the club’s ‘phenomenal success’

They are favourites to lift the Europa League this term and face LaLiga outfit Granada in the away first leg of their quarter-final on April 8.

Finalising a new contract for the 48-year-old over the summer months would remove any distractions and lingering discussion regarding his future at Old Trafford.

There is hope that Solskjaer can narrow the gap with City next season and see United challenge for a league crown they have not won since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013.

Solskjaer wants to bring in fresh faces in the coming months, although the club are reluctant to enter a bidding war for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

United restructured their recruitment department earlier this month, with John Murtough promoted to football director and Darren Fletcher appointed as technical director. Solskjaer was assured he will remain manager rather than head coach, a key differential when discussing transfer targets.




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