Solskjaer scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007 and also managed the club’s reserve team until the end of 2010.
He was appointed caretaker manager on December 19, 2018 and won his first eight games in charge on the way to an overall record of 14 victories and two draws in 19 games, amassing more Premier League points than any other club during that time.
“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this
special club,” said Solskjaer.
“It was an honour to be a Manchester United
player, and then to start my coaching career here. The last few months have
been a fantastic experience and I want to thank all of the coaches, players and
staff for the work we’ve done so far.
“This is the job that I always dreamed of
doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long-term and
hopefully deliver the continued success that our amazing fans deserve.”
Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman, comments: “Since
coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak
“More than just performances and results, Ole brings a wealth
of experience, both as a player and as a coach, coupled with a desire to give
young players their chance and a deep understanding of the culture of the club.
This all means that he is the right person to take Manchester United forward.
“I want to thank Ole and the coaching team for everything
they have done so far and congratulate him on this richly deserved appointment.
The fans and everyone at the club are behind him as he looks to take us where
we need to be and build the next stage of our history.”
Ole’s at the wheel! We can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as #MUFC manager.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 28, 2019