Solskjaer says Man Utd job is ‘ultimate dream’

Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager on a three-year contract.

The Norwegian, 46, arrived at Old Trafford on an interim basis in December to replace Jose Mourinho.

‘From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club,’ said Solskjaer in a statement on the club website.

‘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.’

Solskjaer is the first United manager to win his first six league games, beating a record held by Sir Matt Busby.

United reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2014, after they overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit thanks to a stoppage-time penalty at Paris St-Germain this month.

He is United’s fourth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

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