Solskjaer would love being permanent Manchester United managerLast updated on Dec 21, 2018, 05:17 pm
Interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he would love to remain in charge for a longer period of time.
The United legend, who replaced Jose Mourinho as United boss, hasn't discussed taking the managerial job on a permanent basis.
The 45-year-old is set to return as manager at Norwegian club Molde in the summer of 2019.
'Many managers would love the job at United'
The Norwegian was giving his first press conference ahead of United's visit to Cardiff City on Saturday in the Premier League.
"I understand there are so many managers that would love to be manager of Manchester United. I am one of them, but it is not something we have talked about," he said.
United are 19 points behind leaders Liverpool
United are sixth in the Premier League table.
The club is also 11 points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea and a further 19 behind leaders Liverpool.
It's a difficult task for United to make a comeback and finish in the top four.
Solskjaer said that he wants the players to understand how he wants them to play first and then take it from there on.
Jose's issues crept up alarmingly this season
Mourinho's third season at United didn't go as planned.
The Portuguese was surrounded with negativity since the start of the pre-season.
As the season folded, United's issues took a grip.
One problem for Jose was his relation with players.
The biggest highlight was the frosty exchanges with Paul Pogba.
And new manager Solskjaer has highlighted the importance of man-management.
It's down to man-management: Solskjaer
"My job is to help the players and make them grasp the opportunity - they all want to be part of Man United. It's down to man-management. I have had the best man-manager. I learned how he dealt with people," said Solskjaer.