Solskjaer says he would 'love' to be full-time Man Utd boss

Jose Mourinho and Alexis Sanchez

Jose Mourinho and Alexis Sanchez

Solskjaer, who has left his role as manager of Norwegian club Molde, said the busy upcoming schedule of matches would give all of his squad a chance to impress him.

Signed as the club's interim manager on the back of Jose Mourinho's sacking, the club legend will be looking to fix all the damage from a tumultuous start to the season. The job now is to get to know the players, observe them and see the qualities we've got. I thought Steve Bruce might have got a shout or Ryan Giggs, but he [Solskjaer] is a nice lad.

"I do worry about the fact you're basically writing off two seasons", said Fletcher. I don't think anyone has been on the bench more than me!

The United boss has made his frustrations about players and the club's decisions clear over recent months, but kept his feelings on such matters to himself in a statement released the day after his sacking.

"I'll sit down and speak to the ones not playing and [tell them] what I expect of them".

A video on the club's official website was posted on Tuesday evening with the caption: "Solskjaer becomes our interim manager, 20 seasons after clinching the Treble with THAT goal at Camp Nou..."

"When you get a job like this and they ask you to sign for six months you say 'yes, '" he told a news conference on Friday, while confirming Romelu Lukaku had been given "a couple of days" off.

The Portuguese boss had been under pressure since a tumultuous summer in which he had fallen out with a number of players as well as executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who had vetoed his two preferred transfer options in Jerome Boateng and Toby Alderweireld.

FILE - In this Saturday Aug. 2, 2008 file photo Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer parades the European Champions League trophy before his testimonial soccer match against Espanyol at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England.

"I think he's got good experience", Henning Berg added.

"He's got some great players there".

"I know the club is now running a process to find the next manager, so I'm just going to be myself in the meantime with Mick (Phelan) and Kieran (McKenna) and Michael (Carrick) and the rest of the staff".

The Norwegian told MUTV that he wanted to see the players "express themselves" during the rest of the campaign.

Solskjaer has outlined since coming in that the players will all start with a clean slate.

"The last game he had as a manager [ended] 5-5, that was nearly the ideal end for him as a manager and I want the players to be similar".

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.