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In December 2018, Manchester United sent football news ablaze by firing Jose Mourinho. Though that decision wasn’t particularly surprising, appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as his successor definitely was. The Norweigan had been a legendary forward at Old Trafford, but hardly boasted the managerial CV required to follow in the footsteps of the great Sir Alex Ferguson.
He was only meant to stay for 5 months, but over 2 years later and Solskjaer is still at the heart of the United project. The 48 year old has survived longer than all three of his predecessors, and is set to receive a new contract that should see his wages swell to around £9m per year. The Red Devil’s hierarchy are clearly happy with what they see. However, there is still a contingent of fans who believe United will never fulfill their true potential with Solskjaer in charge.
But is this criticism really fair? And to what extent have his efforts warranted a bumber new deal? Let’s find out.
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27 mrt. 2021