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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns against complacency after permanent appointment


Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged his players to "work harder" - and warned them against complacency because they will "never last at this club".

Solskjaer was appointed on an interim basis in December to replace Jose Mourinho and he was named the club's permanent manager on Thursday.

The former United striker's team have lost only once in 13 league games.

"We are looking forward, we have got to work harder," Solskjaer said.

"I want a Man Utd team to be one of the hardest working, fittest teams and that will bring results.

"Now the players know I am here for longer than expected. Players that get complacent never last at this club."

Speaking at a press conference at Old Trafford after signing a three-year contract, the United boss described the position as his "ultimate dream", and said his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson was one of the first people he called after his position was confirmed.

"This has been my ultimate dream, maybe a naive dream," he said. "But I've always had that dream in my mind.

"It's a huge, fantastic family of a football club and I'm so honoured to be given the responsibility."

"I'm just going to be myself as I've always been. I know the trade of course. I want us to lift trophies but I can't wait to get to the challenge of improving the squad," Solskjaer said.

"We have worked with them, for three months and the improvement is there to be seen. We know there is so much more to come from them.

"Every day in training the attitude has been fantastic but we know we've a long way to go. It's going to be a mountain to climb but we've climbed a few mountains before."

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My view: It is sad how some people are already predicting that Ole Solskjaer will fall short by December and he'll be gone by March next year. Give him a chance already for crying out loud.

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