Ed Woodward has a strong opinion on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future after Spurs win


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has enjoyed the perfect start to life as Manchester United manager.

Since inheriting the interim position upon Jose Mourinho's sacking, Solskjaer has led the Red Devils to six consecutive wins and taking all three points from Tottenham was his biggest achievement yet.

The club legend has inspired a new sense of optimism at Old Trafford and the club is finally playing the kind of attacking football that hasn't been seen since Sir Alex Ferguson's tenure.

Not only that, but the weekend proved that United still have the strength to grind out tough results, leaving Wembley Stadium with an impressive 1-0 win.

Marcus Rashford provided the winner with a superb first-half finish, while David de Gea proved his worth with no less than 11 saves after the break.

Perfect start for Solskjaer

Such an impressive result completely rubbished the comments that Solskjaer's early wins - coming against weaker Premier League sides - were simply misleading.

As a result, it has United fans speculating whether Solskjaer would be the right man to appoint as permanent coach in the summer.

Perhaps the only alternative that supporters are completely behind is Mauricio Pochettino, but negotiating a deal with Daniel Levy looks nigh on impossible at this stage.

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Solskjaer now in pole position

However, according to The Sun, that shouldn't concern the fanbase as it seems Ed Woodward is coming round to the idea of appointing Solskjaer.

In fact they're now reporting that the 45-year-old is in pole position for the job. That's right.

The report reads: "Chief Ed Woodward and United’s hierarchy have been wowed by the Norwegian’s 100 per cent start.

"The executive vice-chairman went into the Wembley dressing room after the 1-0 victory against Spurs to congratulate Solskjaer on the job he is doing..

"His achievements have gone way beyond that and United chiefs now see a real United manager in the making."

It's also explained how the United hierarchy have moved from a focus on Pochettino to considering alternative options and Solskjaer seriously impressed with his training regime in Dubai.

It appears that the 'on-loan' Molde coach is leaving positive indicators at every turn and perhaps his parent club shouldn't be so certain for a return to Norway in the summer. 


Besides, it's hard to imagine that Solskjaer - who is always so happy in and around Old Trafford - would reject the permanent role at the club he holds dearest.

The case of Roberto di Matteo serves as a cautionary tell for doing too well in the caretaker role, but there's plenty of reasons to suggest Solskjaer could buck the trend.

It shouldn't be decided after just six games, but Solskjaer has to be in the conversation now.

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