Manchester United are set to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a HUGE show of faith in his leadership, despite the Red Devils’ disappointing form as of late.
Man United were expected to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title this campaign, with Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo having been drafted in over the summer transfer window.
However, even at this early stage of the campaign, it is pretty clear that the gap in quality between Man United and their rivals, both domestically and in Europe, remains substantial.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has fast found himself under pressure, with considerable portions of the Man United fanbase calling for his head. Still, Solskjaer appears to have the full backing of his club.
Testament to that is the big breaking news of the evening that Man United will hand Mike Phelan a contract extension until the summer of 2024, which is a major show of faith in Solskjaer.
EXCLUSIVE: Assistant Manager Mike Phelan has signed a contract extension at Manchester United – in what could be viewed as the club’s latest show of support for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Understand contract expires 2024 – same as manager. More @MailSport shortly.
— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) October 4, 2021
In the midst of a bad run, for Man United to hand a long-term extension to Solskjaer’s right-hand man pretty much confirms that the club are planning on sticking with him for the foreseeable.
Rivals fans, now’s the time to pop the champagne…