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Molde Question Solskjaer’s Claim That He Is Free To Take Charge At United This Summer


Molde chief executive Oystein Neerland has confirmed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is contracted to the Norwegian club until 2021 after signing a new deal last year.

The Manchester United caretaker manager had claimed that his contract with Molde expired leaving him free to take up a role at Old Trafford in the summer.

Neerland has, though, contradicted those remarks when he was asked about Solksjaer’s comments. Speaking on Norwegian TV, he said:

“Before Christmas, we signed a new agreement with Ole Gunnar for three years, until the end of the 2021 season.”

“Afterwards Ole Gunnar has taken over as temporary manager at Manchester United, a job that goes on until the summer. Ole Gunnar is now employed at Manchester United, and plans to return to Molde after the season.”

With Solksjaer heavy favourite to take the United job on a permanent basis, the likeliest outcome will be that the Red Devils pay Molde compensation in order to free him from his contract.

The interim United boss has had an instant impact since he took over the role from Jose Mourinho in late December last year.

Heading into tonight’s Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain, Solskjaer has taken charge of 16 games, having won 13, drawn two and lost just the once.