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Exclusive: Ex-Man Utd man backs decision to hand Solskjaer new deal

Exclusive: Ex-Man Utd man backs decision to hand Solskjaer new deal - Manchester United News

Former Manchester United man Keith Gillespie understand why the club are considering handing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a major new contract, telling The Transfer Tavern that the club desperately needs continuity.

The club appointed the Norwegian in December of 2018 on an interim basis but he was given the job on a permanent basis the following March.

Since then, he has not managed to win a trophy, repeatedly falling short, as the club reached three semi-finals last season.

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They were beaten by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final, Manchester City in the EFL Cup semi-final, and Sevilla in the Europa League final four.

United are currently second in the Premier League, and remain in the Europa League, where they will play Granada in the quarter-finals, but The Daily Mirror reports that he is set to sign a new deal worth £30m whether the club lift a trophy this season or not, which would surely have to be seen as a surprise.

And Gillespie thinks that United are simply searching for some continuity, having run through several managers following Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure.

He told TT: “I suppose they want that continuity.

“When you have somebody like Alex Ferguson, who’s manager for 26 or 27 years, and then within a few years you’ve had Moyes, Van Gaal, Mourinho, and then Solskjaer, there is no continuity there.

“Maybe they want that, I think it’s highly important.”


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