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Teddy Sheringham: I heard Man Utd have already given out full-time manager’s role

By Steve Jennings

Published: 14:25, 17 March 2019 | Updated: 14:41, 11 June 2021

Teddy Sheringham believes Manchester United have already appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis.

Solskjaer suffered just his third defeat since taking over against Wolves in the FA Cup on Saturday night.

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  1. Solskjaer was placed in charge on an interim basis following Jose Mourinho’s sacking in December.
  2. The Norwegian has led United to 14 wins from his opening 19 matches in charge, reaching the Champions League quarter-finals in the process.
  3. Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino was initially tipped as the favourite to take over at Old Trafford this summer.
  4. But Solskjaer’s impressive reign has led to calls for the former striker to be given the full-time job.
  5. Sheringham is the latest onlooker to suggest Solskjaer has already agreed to stay on.

Despite losing their last two games, including a potentially costly defeat at Arsenal in the race for a top four finish, Solskjaer has been widely praised for the job he has done.

And Sheringham, who joined Solskjaer on the scoresheet in the 1999 Champions League final, claims to have heard his former teammate has already agreed a deal to take over on a full-time basis.

“I’ve heard they’ve given it to him already,” Sheringham told BBC 5live.

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Wolves defeat “the poorest we’ve played”

Solskjaer was uncharacteristically downbeat after his side’s 2-1 at Wolves in the FA Cup.

United struggled to break the hosts down until Marcus Rashford’s late consolation goal, and Solskjaer made sure his players knew what he thought of their performance after the game.

“This was the poorest we’ve played,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport.

“We started too slowly and played into their hands. Our possession wasn’t bright enough and quick enough, so it’s disappointing.”

The Red Devils will be aiming to bounce back against Watford at Old Trafford after the international break.