have made Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager on a contract.

The Norwegian, 45, arrived on an interim basis in December to replace Jose Mourinho.

Solskjaer became the initial United manager to get his first six league games in control, beating a record held by Sir Matt Busby.

Solskjaer spent 11 seasons as a United player, scoring the winning goal at the 1999 final.

When he took control, United were sixth in the and 11 points out of the top four.

But they have lost only one time in 13 league games since – in this month – and so are now two points behind the London club, that inhabit the last qualifying spot.

Under Solskjaer, United have also reached the quarterfinals of their for the first time as 2014, after they chased a 2-0 first-leg shortage thanks to a stoppage-time punishment at Paris St-Germain.

More to follow.


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