Our past. Our present. And our future. Thus, at Old Trafford, they presented Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who today signed a new contract on the principle of 3 + 1 years. Manchester United is not at the level of power, results, or organization from the era of the great Alex Ferguson, but it cannot be said that with the Norwegian expert on the bench, they are not at least stabilized and prepared to take an upward path.
In the season in which he succeeded Jose Mourinho (December 2018), he managed to win a place in the Europa League. In the next one, he took third place and returned the club to the Champions League, in order to reach the second position and the final of the Europa League in the past.
The growth trend is noticeable, so it is not surprising that the most trophy-winning English club has decided to continue its cooperation with Solskjær and show him confidence on the way back to the old, champion tracks.
"Ole and his people have worked tirelessly laying the foundations for the long-term success of this club. The results are visible in the past two seasons and we are all looking forward to continued cooperation," said club vice president Ed Woodward.
"The combination of young players, domestic talents and bought top-class stars, as well as attacking football in the spirit of Manchester, is what we got with Solskjær. We are convinced that we are going in the right direction with him."
403 million euros
Ole Gunnar Solskjer has not yet managed to bring the trophy to United, and that is what he is resented for. And since his arrival, as much as 403,000,000 euros have been invested in reinforcements alone, concluding with the arrival of Jadon Sancho this year.
And rest assured that Manchester will not stop there. And then the day will not be far when Solskjer will be asked only for trophies. He got a chance. It is up to him to prove and prove himself as the right and long-term solution for the Devil's bench.
He will certainly not have an easy job, given that he is now expected to do even better. United need a trophy with Soslkjaer to breathe much easier on the Red Devils bench. In the next one, he took third place and returned the club to the Champions League, in order to reach the second position and the final of the Europa League in the past.
The club obviously has confidence in him, and we will find out if it will pay off. Sancho and maybe Varane are a good foundation for a successful season.