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Solskjaer in meeting with vice-chairman

25th January 2019, 09:53 by Nick Harris

According to club insiders, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward held an appraisal with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Wednesday.

The Old Trafford kingmaker visited the club's Carrington training base and spent time with the Norwegian, who was installed last month as caretaker boss following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

It's believed Woodward discussed a wide range of topics with the former United striker legend, which no doubt included his ongoing future and the vastly-improved atmosphere within the squad.

Solskjaer has won all of his first seven games in charge, putting the Red Devils now firmly back in the mix to secure a top-four Premier League finish, having been 12 points off the pace before his arrival.

Woodward, naturally, is delighted with the turnaround both on and off the pitch, although senior sources insist no decision has been taken on whether Solskjaer will be handed the manager's job on a permanent basis.

Tottenham Hotspur chief Mauricio Pochettino remains a firm candidate, although United staff behind the scenes are of the belief Woodward is increasingly in 45-year-old Solskjaer's corner, certainly after his surprise visit the other day.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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