Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has officially been confirmed as the new Manchester United manager following a statement released by the club this morning.
The official Twitter account of Manchester United confirmed the news this morning with a statement from executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
Ole’s at the wheel! We can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as #MUFC manager.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 28, 2019
Woodward had the following to say on the confirmation that the fan-favourite would be taking the reins on a permanent basis.:
“Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves.
“More than just performances and results, Ole brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and as a coach, coupled with a desire to give young players their chance and a deep understanding of the culture of the club. This all means that he is the right person to take Manchester United forward.
“I want to thank Ole and the coaching team for everything they have done so far and congratulate him on this richly deserved appointment. The fans and everyone at the club are behind him as he looks to take us where we need to be and build the next stage of our history.”
Ole took over in what was then a temporary role after the departure of José Mourinho following a disastrous start to the 2018/19 campaign.
Upon his arrival, few would argue that he was able to imbue the team with a sense of togetherness that had seldom been felt since the great Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
United fans will no doubt be delighted to see their former legend on the pitch sign himself down for a three-year deal at Old Trafford that will see him remain at the club until 2022.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena