Manchester United have signed Ole Gunnar Solskjær as its permanent manager on a three-year deal.

The move comes after the Norwegian was brought in on an interim basis following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

The turnaround has been remarkable under the 46-year-old. The results speak for themselves with 14 wins, one draw and only three losses in his 19 games across all competitions.

This includes the Red Devils’ unlikely birth into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

With at least 10 games left this season across the Premier League and the Champions League, the Manchester United hierarchy decided that it had seen enough and was convinced of Solskjær’s credentials.

Beyond the results, Solskjær’s influence has been visible in other ways, most notably in how the players go about things.

He has also done enough to prove that his plans and ideas for the team heading into the next few seasons are what the club’s management want and are befitting of the Manchester United brand.

Although there is still some trepidation about the double-edged sword that is hiring a former favourite son to manage the team, things at Old Trafford feel hopeful and positive.

There’s still so much to play for this season with the continental competition the centrepiece – and securing a place in the Champions League again next season a high priority.

Solskjær’s Manchester United feels right and fans will hope this continues for many seasons.

Marissa Lordanic