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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed permanent United manager

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

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Neville questions Man Utd delay over Solskjaer appointment

Manchester United have confirmed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been given a permanent contract as first team coach with the Old Trafford outfit.

Solskjaer has impressed since taking charge of United on a temporary basis following the December departure of Jose Mourinho. Under the Norwegian's leadership, United shocked Paris Saint-Germain to reach the Champions League quarter-finals and are in contention for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Despite losing their last two matches, including an FA Cup quarter-final away to Wolves, there were suggestions the club could appoint Solskjaer over the international break.

Earlier before the confirmation, former Red Devil captain Gary Neville took to Twitter claiming: "I thought United would take the international break to appoint Ole. I'm not sure what the plan is now! Games coming thick and fast so no ideal time to announce without a big distraction to matches. Let's hope for a snap announcement today!!"

Manchester United's Norwegian headcoach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Paul Pogba is among the United stars to have backed Solskjaer to be given a permanent deal, while Wayne Rooney has also given his support to the former striker's appointment.