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Paul Pogba backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the permanent Manchester United job

France international Paul Pogba believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves the permanent managerial role at Manchester United after reviving the club’s fortunes during the backend of the season. The Red Devils were lying 11 points behind the Champions League positions when Jose Mourinho was sacked from the helm in December but Ole has managed to reverse their league form to the extent that they are within the cusp of the top four.

Speaking to reporters, Pogba highlighted that everyone within Manchester United wants Ole to stay put, given the bright vein of form under his interim management. He added that he has a good relationship with the Norwegian and the same goes for other teammates within the first-team squad.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer open to permanent Manchester United job

Manchester United’s interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that he would prefer a permanent deal with the Red Devils once his caretaker role concludes at the end of the campaign. The Norwegian was recruited from Molde on a short-term deal for the season after the Red Devils took the decision to axe Jose Mourinho from the head coach position.

Speaking to reporters, Solskjaer highlighted that he savours the dream of managing United for the long-term but he is nonetheless pleased to have got the opportunity to coach the club for the remainder of the ongoing campaign, he said: “I understand there are so many managers that would love to be manager of Manchester United. I am one of them, but it is not something we have talked about. I didn’t think twice when they called me to sign me as a player and this is an honour and privilege to be helping the club for a few months.”

Gary Neville urges Manchester United to bolster the defence in January

Manchester legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville believes the Red Devils could have an outside chance of competing for the title this season, if they are stay alive in the title race until the turn of the year. Jose Mourinho’s side have made an average start to the season with just six points from their opening four matches but Neville feels they could still compete for the Premier League with a couple of defensive-minded signings in January.

In a report covered by The Times, Neville said: “[I’m] still hopeful that somehow, through siege mentality more than anything, they can mount some sort of challenge that really just disrupts people. If they can stay in it until January and maybe get one or two defenders in, they may have a chance, but I doubt it. I think United will be third or fourth. Believe it or not I liked the Tottenham game, certainly the first 40 minutes. I watched Burnley and thought it was really good. I am hopeful they have turned a corner.”

Jose Mourinho reveals his Manchester United captain for next season

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Antonio Valencia should become the permanent captain for the club, now that Michael Carrick has retired from the game. The Ecuador international was a regular standing captain for United last season, as Carrick could not make the field due to health and fitness concerns.

Speaking in a news conference, Mourinho said that Valencia should keep the captain’s armband for the upcoming campaign but the baton could be handed to the likes of Chris Smalling and Ander Herrera, should the right-back be rested, he said: “The captain was Valencia last season, I think he’s going to be the captain and when he doesn’t play we have to make decisions. It depends on who is on the pitch, if Chris Smalling is, if Ashley Young is, if Ander Herrera is or Juan Mata is. But I never care much about the captaincy, I care more about the life in the dressing room and the leaders. “The armband means what it means.”

Paul Pogba non-committal about his Manchester United future

Manchester United Paul Pogba has refused to confirm that his long-term future could lie at Old Trafford. The France international has come for criticism over his inconsistent performances this campaign but he has still managed to notch six goals and a further 12 assists for United across all competitions.

Speaking in an interview with Canal Plus, Pogba was asked about his long-term future with United to which he replied: “We are never sure of anything but contractually it’s sure, yes. I can never look far into the future. It also depends how it goes with the club, how things work out. I grew up with a father and a mother who were Marseille supporters. Paris (PSG) was never really part of my daily life. But later on, yes why not play at the Parc des Princes? It’s a great pitch and a nice stadium.”

Jose Mourinho Confirms Michael Carrick Will Start Against Watford

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Michael Carrick will make a final start in the Red Devils shirt when they host Watford in the final game of the Premier League season. The 36-year-old has largely been a fringe player this term and this has mostly resulted from an irregular heart rhythm for which he underwent an operation earlier in the season.

Speaking in a pre-conference ahead of the West Ham game, Mourinho said: “Now his body says enough, the club and myself want to keep the man. He will start the last match at Old Trafford and he will captain in front of the fans. The most important quality is to be a man and football is not full of them. Society is not full of them.So when you find one of them, you have to value and you have to keep.”

Paul Scholes Urges Jose Mourinho To Drop Alexis Sanchez For Future Games

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Jose Mourinho should take the decision to axe Alexis Sanchez from the starting line-up after the Chilean put in a poor showing against Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday night. The 29-year-old struggled to find a consistency to his play through the game, and he ultimately cut a frustrated figure as the Red Devils bowed of the elite competition by a 2-1 aggregate scoreline.


Sanchez has come under scrutiny from the pundits in recent weeks, and Scholes did not hold on from his criticism on Tuesday after the attacker dropped another average performance in the United shirt. Scholes also appeared to hint that the likes of Anthony Martial and Juan Mata should earn equal opportunities in the starting line-up and Sanchez should be the one to make way owing to his average form.

Romelu Lukaku insists he is not the finished article

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has responded to criticism over his recent goalscoring in all competitions. The Belgium international joined the Red Devils from Everton last summer, and he has since cemented a regular spot in the starting line-up.

Lukaku started the campaign in fine fashion with 11 goals in just 10 matches, but the month of October brought no joy as he failed to score in six appearances. Despite his lean streak, Jose Mourinho has recently insisted that the Belgian’s position is ‘untouchable’ and Lukaku has now come forward to answer his critics.