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Man Utd job my ultimate dream – Solskjaer

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Newly confirmed Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has achieved his “ultimate dream” after being appointed on a permanent basis.

The former United striker was handed a three-year contract on Thursday after leading the club to 14 wins from his 19 matches in charge since becoming caretaker manager in December.

Facing the media for the first time as the new full-time United manager, he said: “You know when people say ‘it’s their dream job’ – that’s more true to me than anyone. This has been my ultimate dream.

“Maybe a naive dream but I’ve always had that in my mind. I’m so honoured and privileged to have this fantastic responsibility to lead us forward.”

Solskjaer was asked if he had his own version of Sir Alex Ferguson’s famous vow to ‘knock Liverpool off their perch’ after he arrived at United, but he said: “I’m just going to be myself, as I’ve always been.

“I can’t wait to get on to the challenge of improving this great bunch of players. It’s a squad full of potential. I’ve worked with them for three months and the improvement is there to be seen.

“We know there’s so much more to come from them. The attitude has been fantastic, but we’ve got a way to go. I’m sure we will be successful.”

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