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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stay as Man United manager extended

Timothy Aiyeku

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has extended his stay as Man Utd manager by sealing the important win against Everton at the weekend.

The brace from Bruno Fernandes and another was enough for the Red Devils to see out the formidable Merseyside outfit by 3-1 on Saturday.

Winning the Premier League game was another way of buying time as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been under pressure and speculated to be sacked any moment.

Pundits had stated that the days of the Norwegian manager at Man Utd would be cut short if he failed to secure the win.

Going into the game, the Red Devils were in 15th position on the Premier League table, earning just seven points in six games. But with the latest development, they now boast of 10 points from seven games.

The win does not leave Man Utd in a position near the top four but it has given hope that the results could get better, More to it is the fact that the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be reduced with the win.

However, the Red Devils manager will hope to secure more positive results in subsequent games so as to confirm his stay at the club. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has always been confident about the job and refused to be affected by the speculations.

He made it clear in one of his interviews that he has been given a job to do, adding that he will do it to be best possible. He noted that some people’s jobs are to give opinions but that cannot be the reality of things.

Meanwhile, legendary boss Alex Ferguson is reported to have thrown his weight on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, backing him to have the ability to manage Man United, having exhibited the knowledge right from his playing days.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.