The Premier League table since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became Man Utd manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made an instant impression at Man United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has officially been appointed as Manchester United's permanent manager.

The Norwegian was only originally expected to be in his post until the end of the season, but he has impressed so much that United have already made his stay permanent.

He has signed a three year contract worth £7.5million-per-year.

Solskjaer said he was ‘beyond’ excited to have the chance to manage the side long-term.

“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club,” Solskjær told ManUtd.com. 

“It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here.

"The last few months have been a fantastic experience and I want to thank all of the coaches, players and staff for the work we’ve done so far.

"This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long-term and hopefully deliver the continued success that our amazing fans deserve.”

Ed Woodward has previously said any decision about Solskjaer’s future would wait until the end of the season, but he has gone against his word and decided to appoint him now.

That’s down to the success Solskjaer has had since joining on a temporary basis in December.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed permanent manager

Solskjaer has led his side to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, overcoming Paris Saint-Germain in dramatic circumstances in the last 16.

He has also overseen great success in the Premier League.

United were sixth in the table when he was appointed, 11 points off the top four.

13 league games and three months later and United are now fifth and just two points off a Champions League berth.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates United's win against PSG

In that time, Solskjaer’s United have won 10 times and have lost just once.

In fact, United have been the best side in the league since Solskjaer was appointed temporary manager.

Man United have collected the most points in the Premier League since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as manager

And, Solskjaer holds the highest win rate percentage in Man United’s history out of their permanent managers.

It’s no surprise at all that he has been appointed as permanent manager before the season has ended.

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