Ole Gunnar states intentions over permanent Manchester United manager role

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is ‘sure’ he would accept the Manchester United manager’s position on a permanent basis if the role were offered to him.

The Norwegian has overseen two wins in his first two games as caretaker manager after being named Jose Mourinho’s replacement earlier this month, with the Reds exhibiting a style of player in line with the traditions of the United way.

Paul Pogba, who struggled for form under Mourinho’s tutelage, has returned to form on Solskjaer’s watch with two goals and two assists in as many games to contribute to United’s total of eight goals in the fixtures against Cardiff and Huddersfield.

Solskjaer will become only the third Reds manager to win all three of their opening trio of games should United beat Bournemouth at Old Trafford this afternoon, and Solskjaer insists he would have no reservations about becoming the club’s permanent manager when his contract expires at the end of June.

“My job is for the next five months, because I’m going to leave them to someone else when they come in,” the 45-year-old 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.”

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