Date: 18th March 2021 at 12:30pm
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Journalist Dean has featured on the latest edition of Touchline Talk, where he and Pete O&8217;Rourke have discussed all things transfer-related ahead of this summer’s transfer window

The pair have discussed a possible new contract for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United with the Norwegian’s contract at Old Trafford coming to an end next summer.

The Red Devils currently sit second in the Premier and are proving the closest challengers to Manchester City, who hold a 14-point gap over their city rivals at the top of the league.

However, despite the huge gap to their rivals, it is believed the United board are attempting to extend Solskjaer’s stay at Old Trafford beyond next summer.

On the topic of the United board sealing Solskjaer’s future at United, Jones had this to say on the matter.

He said: “I don’t think [a new contract] will be an issue. This guy’s had his job on the line more times than anybody else in football, it feels like, but United are still completely confident in him, very happy with the way the season’s gone.

“I think that he’s also very good at keeping a clear head, he doesn’t get too carried away when things are going well. And equally, when there are bad , he’s very good at making sure that it doesn’t matter too much.

“So there’s a foundation there. There’s potentially one of the most exciting attacking fours in in terms of, you know, those four that they put out there – Fernandes, Rashford, Greenwood and then whoever else you put in front of Cavani right now, but they’ll obviously sign a new striker in the summer, I think.

“But yeah, Solskjaer’s going to get a raise. He’s going to get an extended contract and everybody at United is very happy with him.”

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Solskjaer initially took over at Old Trafford on an interim basis and has since managed 135 games, in which he led his side to 76 victories (via Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments… 

United have proven the closest threat to City this season – albeit while still some way behind their rivals. However, the United board should be happy with Solskjaer given the start to the season they had, which saw them lose 6-1 at home to Spurs. With the summer transfer window ahead, United will hope they are able to bring in a few additions to bolster Solskjaer’s side and provide a closer challenge at the top of the league next season.