X

Monday 22
April

Manchester United

Solskjaer backed by United defender

26th March 2019, 15:12 by Gareth Freeman

Defender Victor Lindelof says Manchester United "legend" Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be handed the manager's job on a permanent basis.

Solskjaer has turned United's season around since replacing Jose Mourinho in December on a caretaker basis, with the Old Trafford side through to the Champions League quarter-finals and remain in contention to secure a Premier League top four finish.

Lindelof struggled for game time under Mourinho but has been a virtual ever-present since the Norwegian took charge.

It has been claimed United will confirm Solskjaer's appointment on a long-term deal this week and the Swede says he deserves the chance to take charge permanently after his successful stint as caretaker.

"If he gets the job, I will be pleased," Lindelof told Sky Sports.

"It's not my job to decide in the end, but, of course, I'm very happy with the things that he has done since he's arrived. I have nothing bad to say about him.

"He's a legend of the club, so he knows everything about being here as a player, so when he speaks to you, you always listen. He knows what he's talking about because he has been through it all. That's also a very good thing to have.

"He's been amazing since he arrived and he came here with a big smile on his face and I think that was important for all of the players."

United host Watford on Saturday as the Premier League resumes after the international break and punters may wish to use their free bet to back them to claim all three points.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

More Manchester United

Manchester United

Reds defender linked to French and Turkish clubs

21st April 2019, 14:02

Fenerbahce and Marseille are reportedly interested in Marcos Rojo, whom Manchester United are looking to offload this summer.

Manchester United

Solskjaer fears rivals will be boosted by Euro games

21st April 2019, 11:12

Manchester United's top-four rivals will be boosted by still being in European competitions, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United

Solskjaer looking forward to testing week

20th April 2019, 10:22

As they prepare for three crucial games, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his Manchester United players are mentally strong.

Manchester United

Time for reality check - Solskjaer

20th April 2019, 08:16

Ahead of a crucial few weeks for the club, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes some members of his squad need a "reality check".

Manchester United

Matic and Sanchez close to Premier League returns

19th April 2019, 16:13

Nemanja Matic and Alexis Sanchez could return to Premier League action for Manchester United against Everton on Sunday.

Manchester United

Oblak deal to prove costly for United

19th April 2019, 12:25

Manchester United will need to play Atletico Madrid £110m if they want Jan Oblak to replace David de Gea in the near future.

Recent Sport Headlines

Inter Milan

Valero upbeat on Nerazzurri's Champions League bid

21st April 2019, 19:19

Borja Valero says the Inter Milan squad are fully focused on securing a top-four finish and Champions League football.

Real Madrid

Real 'damaged' admits Marcelo

21st April 2019, 19:18

Marcelo says Real Madrid have been 'really damaged' by their struggles this season following Sunday's 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao.

Arsenal

Emery happy with 'consistent' Mustafi

21st April 2019, 19:14

Unai Emery defended "consistent" Shkodran Mustafi after the German faced criticism after Arsenal's 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace.

Borussia Dortmund

Reus calls for Dortmund belief in Bundesliga battle

21st April 2019, 19:12

Marco Reus says Borussia Dortmund have to keep believing they can win the title after seeing off Freiburg 4-0 on Sunday.

Liverpool

Klopp says Reds were ready for dry pitch

21st April 2019, 18:45

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool prepared to play on a dry pitch at Cardiff City Stadium, where his side took another step to the title.

Tennis

GB secure Fed Cup promotion after Boulter comeback

21st April 2019, 18:14

Great Britain have won promotion to World Group II after a Fed Cup play-off win over Kazakhstan.

Match Reports

Arsenal 2-3 Crystal Palace

21st April 2019, 18:12

Arsenal tripped up in their pursuit of a top-four finish in the Premier League as they were beaten 3-2 at home by Crystal Palace.

Match Reports

Cardiff City 0-2 Liverpool

21st April 2019, 17:59

Liverpool moved back to the top of the Premier League table thanks to a hard-fought 2-0 victory at relegation-threatened Cardiff City.