Manchester United players want Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer to get the manager’s job on a permanent basis.
The 45-year old Norwegian was appointed interim manager until the end of the season last month after Jose Mourinho was sacked, and has since presided over 5 straight victories, including the win over Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday.
His more open and inclusive man management style has been embraced by the United players, especially strikers like Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, who clearly prefer it to the more divisive and antagonistic approach adopted by Mourinho.
As a result, the players have expressed their preference for Solskjaer to be handed the job permanently at the end of the season, although the clear preference of the Manchester United board remains Maurico Pochettino, according to The Daily Mirror.
For his part, Solskjaer has made no secret of the fact that he would love to remain at Old Trafford, with compensation already thought to have been agreed with his current club Molde in the event that he is offered the United job full-time.
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