Solskjaer sure he would agree to stay as Man United boss

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer is “sure” he would stay on as Manchester United’s permanent manager if they asked him to at the end of the seasonThe Norwegian has taken charge of United for the remainder of their 2018/19 campaign following Jose Mourinho’s sacking this month.Victories over former club Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town have since followed ahead of United’s Premier League game against Bournemouth today.Despite Solskjaer’s actual employers Molde FK insisting they have only “lent” him, the ex-United striker wouldn’t say no to sticking around at Old Trafford.“My job is for the next five months, because I’m going to leave them to someone else when they come in,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.“That’s the plan and that’s what my job is at the moment, it runs out at the end of May – actually the end of June but we don’t play many games in June – so my job is to affect the players on what it is all about at Manchester United.“You’re always ambitious of course, but as I’ve told Ed [Woodward, United chief executive] and the owners, I’m here to do as well as I can and, if in May you decide someone else will be coming in, then fantastic, and if you decide it’s me, I’m sure we will agree.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Solskjaer scored 127 goals in 364 appearances for United over 11 years and has focused mostly on attacking play during his managerial career.But, with United having already conceded 31 league goals compared to leaders Liverpool’s eight, Solskjaer is aware of the importance of a solid defence.“I’ve been here for 15 years before and of course my football philosophy is driven by what I experienced here,” he said.“We do go and attack teams, try to dominate games and go into every game believing that we’re going to win, although we respect the opposition of course.“It’s not like we used to win 5-4 every time with the boss [Alex Ferguson]. When we had Jaap [Stam], Ronny [Johnsen], Rio [Ferdinand] and Vida [Nemanja Vidic] at the back, you knew that we could keep a clean sheet, so there is a fine balance there.“And I love seeing players express themselves. It probably comes down to that I experienced more in my football career than I ever believed, so I want other players to have the same feeling when they’ve finished their careers – that means we need to win.”last_img

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