Man United offer Pay rise for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite latest trophy failure

Man United offer Pay rise for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite latest trophy failure
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The Manchester United boss is set for a new three-year contract at Old Trafford, which will see him ink a new £9million-a-year deal, as first revealed by Mirror Football back in March

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will sit down with his Manchester United bosses to sign a new improved deal, despite their Europa League Final failure.

Although favourites against Spanish side Villarreal in Gdansk, United were held to a 1-1 draw by Unai Emery’s men in normal time, and then couldn’t find a winner in the additional 30 minutes either.

They subsequently fell to defeat 11-10 on penalties, with David de Gea the only man to miss.

That result ensures that Solskjaer’s wait for a first trophy as United boss continues.

But the Norwegian will still see a new £9million-a-year contract rubber-stamped – a £2million-a-year rise on his current deal.

As revealed by Mirror Football’s Steve Bates in March, United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward made a new deal for Solskjaer a priority after securing new technical posts for former midfielder Darren Fletcher and John Murtough.

Solskjaer was involved in formulating playing-side details of the new structure despite approaching the final 12 months of his Old Trafford deal.

And outgoing Woodward is already committed to extending his stay at Old Trafford.

Woodward and United’s American owners, the Glazer family, have been impressed with the progress United have made under Solskjaer.

The Europa League defeat, by the tightest of margins, will not have changed their thinking.

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