Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spelt out to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward his vision of how Manchester United should look as he continues his push to land the manager’s job on a permanent basis.
Solskjaer has made an unbeaten start as United’s caretaker manager since replacing Jose Mourinho a week before Christmas, winning nine of 10 matches, and he is in the running to win the club’s first manager of the month award since Oct 2012.
The former United striker has made no secret of his desire to take over full time and he says he has outlined his medium and long-term plans to Woodward beyond the immediate target of Champions League qualification and FA Cup and Champions League success.
“Every day I feel that I do help the club put my stamp on it, yes, but decisions sometimes of players’ futures are not down to me either,” Solskjaer said. “It’s the players, do they want to stay, move on but we have a vision and picture of how we want to look in a few years and we have to think long term and also short term. I’ve got a picture of what this Manchester United team should look in a couple of years but I put my views to Ed and the club.