Ole Gunnar Solskjær signs new Manchester United contract until 2024

  • The Norwegian’s new deal offers an option of an extra year
  • United finished second in the Premier League last season

Ole Gunnar Solskær has signed a new three-year contract to extend his stay as Manchester United manager until at least 2024.

The new deal contains the further option of an extra year for the Norwegian, 48, who led United to second in last season’s Premier League and a losing appearance in the Europa League final.

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Jadon Sancho, the ‘generational’ player who could be a bargain for Manchester United | Jamie Jackson

Forward should enhance the team and the glamour factor but more signings are needed to make United champions again

Jadon Sancho is a £73m signing who may go down as a steal as his Manchester United career unfolds. Even before the former Borussia Dortmund forward pulls on the United shirt, his price appears akin to a Black Friday buy.

For £8m more than a centre‑back, Rúben Dias, cost Manchester City, Ole Gunnar Solskjær acquires a 21-year-old who joins Mason Greenwood as a “generational” footballer who can light up the attack for a decade. If Sancho is integral to a 21st title for United, it will cast the fee as more apt with a decimal point between its digits.

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