Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Gives Vague, Confusing Answer on His Club Future

When asked about a potential return to Molde, Manchester United caretaker manage Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Norwegian media on Monday: “I think I would have to sign a new contract there.”

Solskjaer was asked about his Twitter account, which currently lists his status as Molde manager, and interim United boss. “I think the contract has expired and that now I only have contract with Manchester United,” he responded (h/t SB Nation).

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Jesse Lingard Reveals Secret Friendly Competition with Marcus Rashford

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What’s been the secret to the highly elevated form of Marcus Rashford lately? Well, obviously the impact that caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had on him is first and foremost. The Rashford camp is also currently working on a contract extension with the club so that’s an added motivation to perform at a higher level.

There is another added incentive however, and it was revealed by good friend, countryman and fellow attacking player Jesse Lingard. The winger revealed that he’s in a friendly head-to-head battle with the striker.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has Molde’s Blessing to Stay at Man United Long Term

Today saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer make it nine wins and zero losses in ten games as Manchester United caretaker manager, as his side emerged victorious 1-0 at Leicester City today. It wasn’t the greatest performance, or prettiest game to watch, but the result means that United have now won five consecutive away matches across all competitions for the first time since October of 2012 when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.

You can not argue with results and if they keep coming like this, then perhaps the 45-year-old Norwegian will get to keep the gig full time. Solskjaer revealed that his current club, Norwegian side Molde, would support him if this situation comes to fruition.

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Manchester United News: Solskjaer, Herrera, Podcast, Fellaini, Pogba, De Gea

We’re a few hours away from kickoff of Manchester United’s weekend fixture, at the King Power Stadium versus Leicester City. We’ve got all the necessary resources and info on that match, but in the meantime we’ve got plenty of other United news items to cover.

According to midfielder Ander Herrera, caretake manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is really “clicking” with the players.

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Neymar Out for 10 Weeks, Including Both Legs of Manchester United UCL Tie

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United have caught a major break in their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar, PSG’s superstar winger, is out for ten weeks due to a fractured a metatarsal in his right foot. With the Old Trafford leg of the knockout round tie in 13 days and the Parisian leg on March 6, the world’s most expensive player won’t be taking part.

PSG confirm the news by releasing the following statement today:

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Man United vs Burnley Injury Report: Smalling, Rojo, Fellaini, Bardsley, Lennon, Walters

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Manchester United look to make it nine wins from nine under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when they host Burnley FC Tuesday night. What Solskjaer has been able to do is nothing short of astounding, as the Red Devils are on the verge of matching Jose Mourinho’s 2016-17 side for putting together a winning streak that has not been seen since the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

Prior to the last outing, a 3-1 win at Arsenal in the FA Cup 4th round, Solskjaer showed his team some videos of himself in his playing days. The former striker was known as the “baby faced assassin” in those days, and footage of his prolific counter-attacks helped inspire United to victory.

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Man United 3, Arsenal 1 News and Notes: Koscielny, Sokratis, Lukaku, Lingard

Manchester United moved on to the FA Cup fifth round today by besting Arsenal at their home ground and in the competition that they have excelled in the most recently. United emerged triumphant 3-1 at the first FA Cup meeting between the two teams at the Emirates Stadium.

Although this was not a Premier League fixture, the result could conceivably have tremendous consequence on the race for top four in the league. On one side, United made it eight wins from eight games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. On the other side, Arsenal saw their injury crisis in defense take an ever sharper turn for the worse. Let’s run through the major takeaways from this result.

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Paul Pogba Could Only Leave United for Two Teams, Says Brother Florentin

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Now that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has replaced Jose Mourinho, talk of Paul Pogba leaving Manchester United has pretty much dissipated. No single player has been involved in as many goals as Pogba since Solskjaer took over, and the interim boss even said today that the Frenchman is team captain material again. 

While the midfielder obviously didn’t get along at with the previous manager, he seems to have found himself again under the new boss. He’s flourishing, and now performing at a level commensurate with the expectations that accompany the most expensive player in English football history.

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Paul Pogba is Team Captain Material Says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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With Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young out, Paul Pogba captained Manchester United in their season opening win over Leicester City. The Frenchman would go on to wear the captain’s armband nine times this season while Jose Mourinho was in charge. However, it wasn’t long before Mourinho made it publicly known that the midfielder was no longer vice-captain, all the while claiming that no issue/tension existed between the two men.

Well, not many people believed the manager when he made these claims, and when a completely match fit Paul Pogba was inexplicably benched during the Portugese’s final three matches in charge, the narrative that the two men were at odds with one another only became more strongly reinforced.

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Solskjaer Says Alexis Sanchez Will Be Motivated By Boos When Facing Former Team

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A year ago at this time, Alexis Sanchez was completing his transfer from Arsenal to Manchester United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way. As the Chilean was finalizing his move, he posted a video of his boarding a private jet to leave the club with Robert Tepper’s “No Easy Way Out” (from the “Rocky IV” soundtrack) playing in the background as a story on his Instagram account.

The song choice conveyed the tension that surrounded both the end of his time with the Gunners and his exit from the club. Tomorrow night sees Sanchez returning to the Emirates for the first time since the switch, and it’s very likely the boo birds will be out for him.

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Manchester United Transfer Talk: Matteo Darmian, Milan Skriniar, Tiago Djalo

As we’re heading down the stretch of the January transfer window, the Manchester United transfer rumor mill has been churning overtime. We’re still waiting for that first major piece of transfer business to be done, and if and when it comes, it’ll most likely be in defense.

Out of favor full back Matteo Darmian has been linked with an exit the past couple transfer windows, and almost every time the rumors return, they center around clubs in Italy, the player’s native land.

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Man United at Arsenal FA Cup Injury Report: Bellerin, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Rashford, Fellaini, Rojo

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Manchester United head to Arsenal on Friday night in a FA Cup fourth round tie that’s a match-up of two sides that saw their season trajectories change in December. Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer assumed the reigns of the team a few days before Christmas, United have won all seven.

Meanwhile Arsenal have been very up and down, as they have been unable to register back to back wins in the Premier League since their unbeaten run of 23 was ended in mid December. This weekend’s clash is brimming with storylines, so we’ll try to cover as many of them as we can, starting with the fitness/injury report and team news for each side.

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