Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will cost United 40 times less than a Mauricio Pochettino would have


Ole's at the wheel - and Manchester United fans simply can't get enough.

The Norwegian was confirmed as United's new permanent manager after a hugely successful stint as interim boss.

As far as job interviews go, Solskjaer really nailed it, making the decision simple for the Old Trafford hierarchy.

The contrasting atmosphere at the club since Solskjaer's appointment has been remarkable as the 46 year old effortlessly blew the rather hefty storm clouds away.

Solskjaer has overseen a quite incredible resurgence, with the club securing 32 points from a possible 39 in the league while dumping a heavily fancied Paris Saint-Germain side out of the Europe.

United fans have been calling for the Solskjaer appointment for weeks and they finally got their wish on Thursday, with the club announcing that their beloved Ole had signed on a permanent basis.

The United of old look to be making a comeback and that can only bode well for English football.

However, while there were several obvious footballing reasons for tying Ole down - you really can't ignore the massive financial benefits too with Solskjaer set to earn half of what Jose Mourinho did.


On top of that, he represents a massive discount on what it might have cost the club had they gone in for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

According to a report in the Standard, United will pay Solskjaer's former club, Molde, just £500,000 while it would've cost a staggering £40 million to prise Pochettino away from north London.

While it was reported for weeks that chief executive Ed Woodward preferred Pochettino over Solskjaer, you can be sure that he will be happy to keep that kind of money in his pocket with a massive summer transfer window approaching.


The club will have to back Solskjaer's philosophy - and that might not come cheap.

Either way, there are very exciting times ahead for the sleeping giant that is Manchester United.

With Ole pulling the strings, they may just be starting to stir again.

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