Man United in contact with £100m target N’Dombele as Ranieri wants Solskjaer to get permanent job

Claudio Ranieri believes Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer “deserves” to be appointed Manchester United’s permanent manager.

Since the sacking of Jose Mourinho a few months ago, Solskjaer has transformed the United side into one of the best in the League, and they are now back in the hunt to claim Champions League football for next season.

Solskjaer may have won nine of his ten matches as boss of United, but it is the positivity, energy and quality of the play he has brought to the United side that has impressed many and although Mauricio Pochettino is the top target, many would like to see Solskjaer get the job.

And Ranieri is the latest to come out and suggest that United should hand Solskjaer the permanent job, telling the Daily Star website: “At the moment he deserves it. He’s shown all the players are with him.

“Manchester United’s mentality has changed. Why not? I remember him as a player, against Chelsea. He was a fantastic player. His career’s open, and I wish him all the best.”

Here is what we think.

Solskjaer has done a wonderful job and if he reaches all the clubs targets by the end of the season, he should get the permanent job.

Meanwhile, United are reportedly keeping close tabs on Tanguy Ndombele and are in contact with the midfielder’s entourage.

Despite having a number of top midfielders in the squad already, it is widely expected that United will look to freshen up their squad in the summer and add a top-class holding midfielder to the squad, as the long-term replacement for Nemanja Matic.

And Ndombele has turned heads with a string of accomplished performances for Lyon this season, and a number of Europe’s elite clubs are queueing up for the 22-year-old’s signature.

Now, according to Le 10 Sport, both United are in contact with Ndombele’s representatives as they prepare to do battle for the midfielder in the summer.

However, local Rivals Manchester City are also in contact with the midfielder and they will look to challenge United for a deal.

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