Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has outlined the details of his long-term Manchester United vision

Published Add your comment

Football News

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is certainly in the running to become Manchester United's next permanent manager. 

The Norwegian took over on an interim basis back in December and has since led the club to nine wins from 10 games. 

That impressive run has seen the Red Devils push up the Premier League table and they're now back in the running for a top-four spot. 

Despite Solskjaer's impressive audition to take the job on a full-time basis, Man United aren't expected to make a decision on their next boss anytime soon. 

The club will likely wait until the end of the season before announcing that news as there are still two other names in the running.  

Both Zinedine Zidane and Mauricio Pochettino have long been linked with taking over at Old Trafford.

But, despite not knowing if he'll even be in charge past May, Solskjaer has already started laying down long-term foundations at Man United. 


Speaking on Friday, the caretaker coach outlined his vision for the club and it's fair to say that it will excite fans.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Wins the Barclays Manager of the Month Award - January 2019

"Challenging for every trophy there is, of course. That's what we should be about," Solskjaer said when pushed to elaborate on his plan, per the Manchester Evening News

"If we don’t dream and we don’t have that vision of where we are going then we will just falter. So for us, or me, I am only used to this club challenging for trophies so that is where I see us."

According to Solskjaer, his vision could turn into reality anytime over the next few seasons as he expects United to return to the top as soon as possible.

Arsenal v Manchester United - FA Cup Fourth Round


"Two-year vision? Or three years, four years, five years, but it’s difficult to plan five years’ time of course. But you need to plan short-term," he continued. 

"Two years’ time is long enough, but also short enough, to say that we’ve got the possibility to make a big difference in our preparation, in everything.

"Next year, you always hope, of course. I came in from Molde, they were 10th in 2010, and in 2011 we won the league, so you can never say never."


Even though he's not landed the job on a permanent basis yet, Solskjaer's public ambition to bring United back to the top and challenge on all fronts will surely impress the club's hierarchy. 

Only time will tell if they buy into Solskjaer and his vision though, or if they instead decide to look to a manager with more proven experience at the very top level. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Mauricio Pochettino
Paul Pogba
Alexis Sanchez
Zinedine Zidane
Premier League
Juan Mata
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again