Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to receive a bumper new contract to remain as Manchester United manager.
The Mirror claim Solskjaer ‘has won a new £9 million a year contract at Manchester United.’
They add that sources have told the publication talks are set to begin any day on a new deal.
Reactions on Twitter have been mixed while many fans simply don’t really know what to think (me!).
That comes from the fact Solskjaer is coming up to his third anniversary as manager without any silverware to show for it.
Does the club need to strike a deal now or can they wait until the season ends? I’m not saying that as someone who doesn’t want Solskjaer to get a new deal, I do once we succeed.
The club hardly expect talks to be hijacked by another super club between now and the end of the season, so I’m just questioning why now is the right time?
United appear to be on a better path, arguably the most inviting of the post-Ferguson era, but something needs to show for it and the team is good enough to win the FA Cup and Europa League. We also stand a very good chance of doing better in the league by finishing runners-up.
Why now? What is the rush?
Positive reactions from Twitter
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer new contract. If you don’t like it, go to Ukraine and support Shakhtar with Allegri. Go to Paris and support Pochettino. Go to Germany and support the energy drink with Nagelsmann. When we win trophies with Ole I don’t want to see you pretending to celebrate.
— Sam Cane (@Sammcanee) March 13, 2021
Solskjaer new contract is good news considering the club has been in a rebuild. A trophy for this season would be great keep up with the progress.
— ř (@utd_Ricco) March 13, 2021
And the ultra-negative…
Apparently Solskjaer has lost Cavani, can’t convince Haaland to join him, and for that terrible man management and persuasion skills, he is to be offered a new contract with a higher salary. That’s the state of @ManUtd in 2021. Omnishambles #MUFC
— Revolt Against Glazers (@MUFCRevolt) March 13, 2021
If Ole Gunnar solskjaer gets a new 9m a year contract he will be paid more than Hansi Flick who has just won 5 trophies
9m a year for being a yes man
— Carwyn Williams (@CarwynW42350638) March 13, 2021