Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to make Manchester United position permanent

Celtic FC v Molde FK - UEFA Europa League

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had no hesitation in answering Manchester United’s call and would love to earn the permanent manager’s job.

Jose Mourinho was sacked by the Old Trafford giants on Tuesday, with off-field tensions compounding the club’s worst-ever start to a Premier League season.

Mourinho's relationship with several senior figures in the team had reached boiling point, with Paul Pogba being the main issue for the Portuguese.

Solskjaer, whose Champions League final winner sealed the treble in 1999, has been parachuted into the hot-seat until the end of the season as the club undergoes a restructuring process and searches for a new full-time manager.

Norwegian club Molde has allowed the 45-year-old to make the temporary switch “back home”, but the former United striker and reserve team coach is already dreaming of a longer stay.

“When you get a job like this and they ask you to sign for six months, you say ‘yeah, I’m happy to help out’,” Solskjaer said.

“Of course, my job now is just for the next six months to do as well and move the club forward as well as I can.

“I understand there are so many managers who would love to be manager of Manchester United, so of course I’m one of them, but it’s not something that we’ve talked about.

“They’re going to do a process now for the next six months.”

Celtic FC v Molde FK - UEFA Europa League

The former striker's first task will be to get United through the busy festive period, but luckily for him he has some favourable looking games to get points on the board.

They host Cardiff City this weekend, before then having games against Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Newcastle and Reading.

Solskjaer's first real test on paper looks like it will be coming mid-January, when he will take the Red Devils to Wembley Stadium to take on Tottenham Hotspur.

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