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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.

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