Manchester United defender Phil Jones signs new deal until 2023

Mauricio Pochettino should manage Manchester United if not Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Wayne Rooney

However, as he has done in the past, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come off from the bench to come and see United through till the final whilst of the final game.

Solskjaer laughed off the suggestion ahead of the trip to Fulham on Saturday, but the 45-year-old insisted that United should be aiming to challenge for the Premier League and the Champions League as early as next season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he has told executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward how he thinks Manchester United should look "in a couple of years".

Solskjaer said last week the owners of Norwegian club Molde, who sent him to Old Trafford with their blessing, had asked him to try to turn his temporary stint into a permanent role.

Press Association Sport understands that Ander Herrera and Ashley Young are close to extending their contracts beyond the end of the season, while Juan Mata is another player whose deal is expiring.

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Jones has become the third player to be handed a new contract since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December, following Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial. "We've been sixth for so long and it seemed we were never going to move away from that sixth position". Following his arrival, good karma has just poured in thereafter. It reveals: 'Do we have the focus on what's important which is always the next game and can we forget about [next week's match against] PSG?'

Manchester United are tracking Sampdoria central defender Joachim Andersen with designs on a potential summer swoop, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "We all know what quality Paul possesses - Paul is Paul".

According to The Sun, Solskjaer has done far more than just get the best out of the player on the pitch, having essentially persuaded the ex-Juventus star to stay at the club. "We are delighted Phil has committed his future to the club". We're back to basics and winning games by grinding out results or scoring a lot of goals.

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