Manchester United board ready to hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £200m transfer budget if he gets job permanently Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Feb 2019 8:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Advertisement Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in line to get the Manchester United job permanently (Picture: Getty)Manchester United will allocate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a summer budget of around £200million if the Norwegian lands the job on a full-time basis this summer.Solskjaer is now the favourite to take charge permanently next season after winning seven of his first eight games as interim boss since replacing Jose Mourinho in mid-December.Mauricio Pochettino had been earmarked as the club’s first choice six weeks ago but Solskjaer’s impressive start, combined with the complex nature of extracting the Argentine from Spurs, have given the Norwegian’s chances a huge boost.United decided against investing in the January transfer window, preferring instead to save cash for the end of the season when their managerial situation becomes clearer.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Pochettino was United’s first choice when they sacked Mourinho (Picture: Getty)The Red Devils are determined to sign a centre-back and a right winger, and have consulted Solskjaer over the strengths and weaknesses of the squad he inherited from Mourinho.AdvertisementAdvertisementAccording to the Sun, United are willing to heavily back Solskjaer if he gets the job and will hand him around £200m to spend.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsUnited’s hopes of landing their targets could depend on whether they finish in the top four.The Red Devils face Leicester City at the King Power stadium today and will be hoping neighbours Manchester City can beat Arsenal at the Etihad to damage the Gunners’ pursuit of the top four.United hope a heavy summer of spending could help the likes of David De Gea and Ander Herrera to commit their futures to the club, following Anthony Martial’s extension this week.MORE: Granit Xhaka out of Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City after being left out of squad
By Amlan ChakrabortyMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – West Indies opener Chris Gayle wants to play the home series against India in August-September reversing his earlier decision to quit international cricket after the ongoing World Cup, the batsman said yesterday.The 39-year-old had earlier this year announced his plans to retire after the World Cup to make way for younger players after two decades in international cricket.Asked about his post-retirement plans, Gayle sprang a surprise saying he wanted to play the series against India.“After the World Cup, maybe a Test match against India and then I’ll play, definitely play, the ODIs against India,” the Jamaican said ahead of today’s match against the Asian side.“I won’t play the T20s. That’s my plan after World Cup.”India will play three Twenty20 internationals, as many one-dayers and two Tests in West Indies, the last in Jamaica which could be Gayle’s farewell at home.The decision of the self-styled ‘Universal Boss’ caught even his captain by surprise.“I was just updated …,” Jason Holder, who addressed a news conference soon after Gayle’s media interaction, told reporters.“He didn’t really say anything in the dressing room. But, yeah, it’s great and it’s great for cricket.“It’s good to have Chris around, as I said before. He’s got a lot to offer still, I believe. And hopefully his body can hold up. Hopefully he can be on the field a bit longer for West Indies.”Gayle is the only batsman to hit a Test triple-century, a one-day double-century, and a Twenty20 hundred.The left-hander has more than 19 000 runs in international cricket, including two Test triple centuries.However, with just one win from six games, the two-time champions face an uphill battle to make the semi-finals as they take on an India team, who have remained unbeaten in the tournament.West Indies then face Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in their last two group matches and Gayle hopes to give the team some cheer with the bat.“In these three games, I’d love to get a hundred as well. But if it doesn’t happen, I can’t actually complain or be too hard on myself,” he said.“I’ve actually achieved a lot. But what I really wanted was actually to be in that playoff. What I really wanted was to be in that final four and then anything could have actually happened and then to be able to get my hands on the World Cup.“We’ll see what happens.”
Phil Jones is also absent after suffering lateral knee ligament damage.The injury could sideline the defender for up to a month.“Wayne has played every game since the start of the season,” said Mourinho of his decision to leave his captain in Manchester for the Group A opener.“He has also played 90 minutes for England and he played 90 minutes last weekend and I want him to be fresh for the next match. In the position he plays, I have lots of solutions.”The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager admitted the Europa League was not a competition the club wanted to be in, but said it was one they would aim to win.“It’s not the big dream of every big player, but we are not in the Champions League,” added the Portuguese.“We have to look at it with respect. I think we want to do well in the competition and for a club of our dimension to do well is not to be out in the group phase.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Striker Wayne Rooney has been left out of Manchester United’s 20-man squad for today’s Europa League tie in Rotterdam against Dutch side Feyenoord.Despite training yesterday, the 30-year-old captain will miss the club’s European opener, as will Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard.Manager Jose Mourinho said Rooney had been rested in advance of Sunday’s Premier League trip to Watford.
Popular: AdamsSUPPORT for Sinn Fein and Independents has surged in a shock new poll tonight.The party is now the second most popular in the country after the poll for this weekend’s Sunday Independent.Fine Gael are on 27%, Sinn Fein is on 22%, Fianna Fail are on 21% while Labour has 8% The Millward Brown poll said Fine Gael was down 3% on the last poll, Labour was down 4% and Fianna Fail down 5%.Sinn Fein’s support was up 6%.Independents and others were also up 6% – to 22%. SINN FÉIN NOW SECOND BIGGEST PARTY AFTER SHOCK SUNDAY INDEPENDENT POLL was last modified: March 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fianna failFine GaellabourMillward BrownpollSinn Fein