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Solskjaer Signs New Contract

Deal good until the end of the 2024 season

Manchester United Pre-Season Training Session Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

Manchester United announced that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a new contract that will see him at the club until at least 2024, with an option for a further year.

Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford — initially as caretaker following the departure of Jose Mourinho — in 2018 and has only won 84 of his 151 games as United boss and led the team to a second-place finish in the Premier League last season as well as the Europa League final, where they lost on penalties to Villarreal after a 1-1 draw.

In his press conference, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said:

“Everyone knows the feeling I have for this club, and I am delighted to have signed this new contract. It is an exciting time for Manchester United, we have built a squad with a good balance of youth and experienced players that are hungry for success.

“I have a fantastic coaching team around me, and we are all ready to take that next step on our journey. Manchester United wants to be winning the biggest and best trophies and that’s what we are all striving for. We have improved, both on and off the pitch, and that will continue over the coming seasons.

“I can’t wait to get out in front of a packed Old Trafford and get this campaign started.”

Ed Woodward, Executive Vice-Chairman, said:

“Ole and his staff have worked tirelessly putting the foundations in place for long-term success on the pitch.

“The results of that have become increasingly visible over the past two seasons and we are all looking forward to seeing this exciting team develop further in the years ahead.

“What is especially pleasing is the way this progress has been achieved with a blend of young, homegrown talent and top-class recruits, playing attacking football in the best traditions of Manchester United. We are more confident than ever that, under Ole’s leadership, we are heading in the right direction.”

The announcement comes a day after United confirmed the £72.9 million signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund on a five-year contract until 2026, with the option of another year.

As a United Player Ole scored 126 goals in 366 games as a player for United, winning six Premier League titles and the 1999 Champions League.