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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a new contract with the club until 2024, with the option of a further year.
Former club striker Solskjaer initially stepped in as caretaker boss at Old Trafford in December 2018, replacing Jose Mourinho.
After leading United to 14 wins from 19 matches, Solskjaer was rewarded with a three-year contract in 2019, which was set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 season.
Solskjaer led the club to a third-place Premier League finish in his first full season in charge. United finished second in the table last season and also reached the final of the Europa League, where they were beaten on penalties by La Liga side Villarreal.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'plotting a Manchester United tactical overhaul'
A report in ESPN says the Norwegian is considering doing away with his trusted midfield partnership of Fred and Scott McTominay and will play just one holding midfielder next term.The report says the Norwegian is considering doing away with his trusted midfield partnership of Fred and Scott McTominay and will play just one holding midfielder in order to find a way to play new signing Jadon Sancho and star midfielders Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in the same starting 11.
Pogba future remains uncertain
Paul Pogba, meanwhile, is 'increasingly unlikely' to sign a new contract extension at Manchester United amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
Talks between Pogba's representatives and United failed to find a resolution with reports claiming a concrete offer had been rejected by the France midfielder.
The 28-year-old has entered the final year of his current deal and United must now make a decision on whether to sell him this summer or allow him to see out his contract.
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Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Pogba - but as yet, there has been no official bid or club-to-club contact.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demands a fast start from Manchester United
United lost three of their first six games last campaign, which included an opening day defeat to Crystal Palace, and Solskjaer is aware that his team can ill afford to have another slow start.United lost three of their first six games last campaign, which included an opening day defeat to Crystal Palace, and Solskjaer is aware that his team can ill afford to have another slow start this time around.
Pogba, who can sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in January, wants to assess all his options before deciding on what is likely to be the last big contract of his career.
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