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‘You can see the progress’: Solskjær defends his Manchester United record

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær has defended his record as Manchester United manager but accepted there is pressure on him following the club’s recent run of poor form. United have won only two of their last seven matches, losing...

Solskjær cannot continue to survive on goodwill and fond memories

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It was an afternoon to stir the soul, a thrilling game of three outstanding goals and a Leicester performance that suggested their injury problems may be behind them and their season may be about to begin. Even in the...

‘Prioritise football’: Solskjær wants returning Rashford to focus on United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær wants Marcus Rashford to “prioritise” football for Manchester United over off-field commitments after his recovery from a long-term shoulder injury. The 23-year-old could make a first appearance of...

Mr Nice Guy v hairdryer: the dilemma facing Solskjær before crunch games

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær is the touchline Mr Nice Guy whose breezy demeanour may be counterproductive. To find a sighting of the manager scolding a Manchester United player is akin to a search for Lord Lucan: it could take...

‘We got lucky’: Solskjær grateful to Ronaldo for Manchester United’s winner

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær hailed a “massive moment” for Manchester United after Cristiano Ronaldo’s 95th-minute strike snatched a win against Villarreal and eased the pressure on the manager following a run of three defeats...

Ronaldo’s winner fuels Solskjær myth but success seems as far away as ever

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How much time does love buy you? That Manchester United fans want Ole Gunnar Solskjær to succeed is understandable. It’s not just that he scored vital goals, it’s that he embodied a golden age. Who would not want a re...

Solskjær responds to Neville: ‘pressure is a privilege’ at Manchester United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær accepts managing Manchester United is a “results business” and is confident of arresting a run of three defeats in four games, though he will have to do so without Harry Maguire, who will be out fo...

Solskjær blames Klopp comments for Manchester United penalty count

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær has claimed that Jürgen Klopp’s intervention regarding how many penalties Manchester United receive made a “big difference” to the number his team are awarded. Liverpool’s manager said in early Jan...

‘A great player, a great human being’: Solskjær excited about Ronaldo

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær believes Cristiano Ronaldo will relish the challenge of proving age is just a number on his return to the Premier League and says Manchester United were always going to pounce when such a “special ...

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has a title-winning squad – the time for excuses is over

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All teams have off days. No side, no matter how great or how much money has been spent on it, plays to its maximum every week. A draw at Southampton is no disaster, but what must concern Manchester United was the mann...

Solskjær cannot resist the romance of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Old Trafford return

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s Manchester United can feel a one-man nostalgia project. Short of supplanting Solskjær himself to bring Sir Alex Ferguson back to the dugout, there are few better ways of taking United back to yes...

Opposing fans should respect ‘brave’ Sancho and Rashford, argues Solskjær

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The celebrated leader Ole Gunnar Solskjær channels most often is Alex Ferguson, not Theodore Roosevelt, but even as he seeks to borrow from his mentor’s blueprint, the Manchester United manager turned to a past US pre...

Solskjær talks up Manchester United’s title hopes and knows pressure is on

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær is well used to questions about titles and transfers, but the Manchester United manager is still learning the art of navigating sensitive queries about a hot topic: vaccine hesitancy. Whereas Solsk...

Solskjær now has his own Manchester United team but trophies must follow

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær has little patience for those who complain about the frequent presence of rain clouds in the skies above north-west England. “We have a saying in Norway that there’s no such thing as bad weather, o...

Ole Gunnar Solskjær signs new Manchester United contract until 2024

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Ole Gunnar Solskær has signed a new three-year contract to extend his stay as Manchester United manager until at least 2024. The new deal contains the further option of an extra year for the Norwegian, 48, who led Uni...

Solskjær senses final moment to complete season of personal triumph

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As Manchester United manager in a helter-skelter, pandemic-affected season the challenge for Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been to perform a quasi-renaissance act. Human resources expert, player counsellor, social media abu...

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