Solskjaer has restored Man United identity, says Schmeichel

Man Utd news Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sole candidate to be new permanent manager

United had until 5 p.m. on Friday (March 1) to inform Valencia - still club captain at Old Trafford - that his deal had been extended until 2020, but the deadline was allowed to pass without the 33-year-old receiving notification.

"He is one of the Premier League winners left in the dressing room but at the moment I'm not sure if Man United and Antonio will agree on the next year".

United were 12 points adrift of the top four when Solskjaer took charge, but they are now just two points away from the Champions League qualifications spots ahead if Saturday's clash with Southampton.

Tottenham's recent slip means third could also be within their grasp. I need to relax, and I need to enjoy it.

"There were probably keepers better at that time but the belief the manager showed in him paid dividends".

"I don't think there will be many changes [from the Palace game]", Solskjaer explained.

"It's been really good to have this Manchester United mentality, culture, identity back at the club".

United are said to be confident of signing the Spaniard to a new long-term contract, but wage demands are still believed to be an issue.

Wednesday doesn't come in mind whatsoever, Saturday, 3 o'clock, Wednesday night in Paris, we've got so much time to get our recovery in, it's more about Saturday afternoon and see if everybody is available again, 100% focused on this one.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United are planning for Champions League football next season and reveals he has given his verdict on which players the club should keep.

While it is understood that no appointment is imminent at United, Solskjaer is now in a strong position to land the job permanently due to his success in the role to date and the challenges of negotiating a deal for a rival coach in time to have them in place quickly enough to make plans for next season.

"We know that we can not just live off our name and tradition and history".

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