OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has outlined his two-year vision for the club to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
The caretaker boss is due to return to his job as Molde manager in the summer, but the 1999 treble hero is now keen to stay after nine wins from his first 10 matches in all competitions.
‘Every day I feel that I do help the club, do put a little bit of my stamp on it, yes,’ the caretaker United boss said, having seen Phil Jones sign a new deal until at least 2023 today.
‘But sometimes decisions of players’ futures, they are not down to me either.
‘It’s the players. Do they want to stay? Do they want to move on? Do they want something else?
‘But we have a vision and a picture of how we want to look in a few years — and, of course, we have to think long term but also short term.
‘So, I’ve got a picture of how I think this Man United team will look in a couple of years.
‘I don’t know if it’s with me, but I always put my views across to Ed and the ones in the club.’
United face Fulham tomorrow ahead of a run of important fixtures which will see them play PSG, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Solskjaer added: ‘We want to improve in games like this. Fulham now coming up is a character revealer, really.
‘It reveals: do we have the focus on what’s important, which is always the next game in football. Can we forget about PSG and all the games coming up?
‘I know the focus around the place and in the media has been about the PSG game for a long time, Chelsea, Liverpool, but they’re not the games that will move us up the table. They’re the other games.’