​​Manchester United are expected to hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer t​he permanent manager’s role if he leads the Red Devils to a win over PSG in their two-legged Champions League round-of-16 tie.

The Norwegian coach has led United to eight victories and one draw in his first nine games as the interim manager, which has directly resulted in bringing back the feel-good factor at Old Trafford following the sacking of Jose Mourinho in December.

However, Solskjaer’s biggest test yet is to come in the UEFA Champions League when Manchester United face Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16.

United host PSG on Tuesday, February 12 before heading to Paris for the return leg on Wednesday, March 6.

​Daily Mail quote ​The Sun in revealing that United chief executive Ed Woodward has been very impressed with Solskjaer since appointing him on a short-term deal until the end of the season. The report further claims that Woodward visited Solskjaer last week to tell him what a good job he was doing.

The reports go on to mention that majority of the United players and staff believe Solskjaer will get the job on a permanent basis if the Red Devils go past Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

With Neymar out of both legs, PSG might be deflated to some extent, but will nonetheless pose huge threat to United’s defence when the two sides face each other later this month.


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