Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opens up on Manchester United contract situation

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated his belief that he only has a managerial contract with Manchester United.

The Norwegian took over at Old Trafford as caretaker manager until the end of the season back in December, following Jose Mourinho’s exit.

However, on December 3, two weeks before he replaced the Portuguese, Molde announced that Solskjaer had agreed a new three-year deal.

That story has since been removed from the Norwegian club’s website.

Upon his return to Manchester, Molde stressed that they were only “lending” Solskjaer to the Red Devils, indicating that they expected him to return.

Here to stay

But managers, unlike players, cannot be loaned between clubs.

And after stating earlier this week that he believed he was no longer under contract with the Eliteserien side, Solskjaer doubled down during his Friday press conference.

Solskjaer celebrates in Paris

“I am not here to get excited, I am here to do my job,” said the 46-year-old. “And, of course, that contract issue there.

“You cannot have two contracts when you’re a manager, so that contract was terminated.

“I am contracted to Man United until the end of June.

“I love managing these boys. I love working here. I am just doing the best I can every single day. If and when a decision is to be made we will have to think about that.

“Everyone likes to get complimented but doesn’t change my approach. I am good at focusing on what I should be focusing on.”

Solskjaer has led United on a stunning run of one defeat in 17 games – with that loss rendered meaningless after the midweek victory over Paris Saint-Germain.

He is now in pole position to be the club’s next permanent manager, on a £7.5million-a-year deal.

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