Manchester United will reportedly reward their interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a permanent deal during the upcoming international break.
Norwegian manager was initially handed the reins until the end of the 2018/19 season after exit of Jose Mourinho earlier in December. However, he has revived the teams form during his 18 games in charge.
During his time at the club former Molde boss has managed to win 14-games and lose only 2 of from 18 games.
In addition to hauling Man Utd back into the race for a top-four finish, Norwegian boss has also led the club into the quarter-finals of Champions League after a historical comeback against Paris Saint-Germain.
The club’s board are believed to have already decided to make Solskjaer as their next manager, and The Mirror claims that talks over his new deal at Old Trafford begin next week during the international break.
The decision was initially going to wait until the summer. However, the hierarchy have chosen to bring that forward to begin planning for the 2019/20 season.
The Red Devils will need to pay Solskjaer’s former club Molde around £8m in compensation to prise him away from the Norwegian outfit.
Meanwhile, Manchester United attacking midfielder Juan Mata is reportedly on the brink of signing a new long-term contract with 20-time English champions.
The Spanish midfielder has been with the Red Devils since January 2014, founding back of the net 44 times and providing 36 assists in 213 games for the Red Devils.
The 30-year-old’s current deal will expire this summer, but, and it had been reported that the Spanish playmaker would depart from the club on a free transfer after the end of the current campaign.