Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replies when asked if he’ll leave Man United in the summer

The Man United interim manager is eager to remain at Old Trafford on a permanent basis

Interim Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Photo: Screen grab

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he would love to get the Manchester United job on a permanent basis.

The former Norway international has made an incredible start to his spell in charge of the Red Devils following his appointment last month.

Solskjaer was handed the reins after Manchester United opted to part company with Jose Mourinho in December.

The Portuguese coach left Manchester United in sixth spot and 11 spots behind the top four after a 3-1 loss to Liverpool FC.

However, the Red Devils have beaten Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town, Bournemouth and Newcastle United in their opening four games in the Premier League under the former Manchester United striker’s management.

Indeed, Solskjaer has restored Manchester United’s attacking mentality following a return of 14 goals in four outings.

The Red Devils won their fifth game under Solskjaer with a 2-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday.

The Manchester United legend is set to relinquish his role at the end of the Premier League season, but asked during his post-match media conference at St James’ Park on Wednesday whether he will want to leave in the summer, Solskjaer said: “Of course I won’t, I don’t want to.

“It’s such a great bunch of players, a fantastic atmosphere, but it’s the next game, it’s the next game, it’s the next game and I’m doing my job as long as I’m here.”

Manchester United are in sixth place and three points behind Arsenal and eight points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea FC.

However, Solskjaer played down talk of a top-four challenge for now.

“I’m just thinking about the next game, because if you win four you can win another four with this club. That’s the challenge, that’s the standard we’re used to,” he concluded.

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