ESPN journalist Mark Ogden has revealed that Manchester United chief Ed Woodward told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to repair and revive the club from Jose Mourinho darkness.
Mourinho was sacked by the Red Devils on 17 December 2018 immediately after a 3-1 defeat to fierce rivals Liverpool.
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The North West side have eventually appointed club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager until the end of the season.
The Red Devils have since rediscovered their swagger with five consecutive wins against Cardiff, Bournemouth, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Reading.
And according to journalist Ogden, Woodward told Solskjaer to make United better preparing for whoever comes in in the summer.
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“The remit was for him to come in, steady the ship, get the results back on track, get the players happy again and he’s doing that,” Ogden told ESPN FC.
“That was the remit until the end of the season, to make United a better job for whoever comes in.”
“I just think it would be a mistake, brought on by the wrong reasons, to give him the job on a full-time basis.”
“He might be Man United’s Zinedine Zidane. A guy that’s perfect to the club.”
“But he could be United’s Roberto Di Matteo, a guy that does a short-term fix and long term isn’t the guy to take it on.”
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Meanwhile, Solskjaer has already admitted he would be happy if United offer him the job.
“There are so many managers who would love to be a manager of Manchester United,” said Solskjaer.
“And I’m one of them. But it’s not something we’ve talked about.”