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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has promised there will be no complacency from him or the players now he has been confirmed as the Premier League club's permanent manager.

The former United striker took over as caretaker coach in December when Jose Mourinho was sacked.

The former Norwegian worldwide won his first eight games in charge and has now won 14 in 19, two of those being draws.

The former Watford and Cardiff winger, who played under the new Manchester United manager at Cardiff, was shocked at his initial appointment and has been equally surprised at Solskjaer's excellent record since he took on the role last December.

Some of Europe's best young players are being linked with moves to Old Trafford, with seven names said to be on the shopping list.

"We've really enjoyed the last eight years living in Norway", Solskjær said in an interview with MUTV (as reported by the Guardian). Keeping star players like Pogba and David De Gea at the club will also be key in the off-season transfer window. "I would want a Man United team that's one of the hardest working teams in the league, the fittest teams in the league and that will then bring results".

Since Solskjaer's arrival, United have cut the gap to the Premier League's top four from 11 points down to two but a strong finish to the campaign is still needed to secure Champions League football next season.

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Solskjaer hopes that Ander Herrera soon reaches an agreement with the club and signs a new contract.

"I want to thank Ole and the coaching team for everything they have done so far and congratulate him on this richly deserved appointment".

And while we like Solskjaer's chances of celebrating his new deal with a win, that's too short a price for us; United drew at home to Burnley (0-0) and were slightly unconvincing against Brighton (2-1) and Southampton (3-2).

"I think we're going to see Solskjaer struggle next season maybe, once he's had this interim period where all the players wanted him, all the fans wanted him".

"The lure of Champions League is important for some players, but to play for Manchester United, you know you will be here playing Champions League over your contract", he stated.

The 1999 Champions League victor will be eager to make a winning start to his reign as permanent boss when Watford make the trip to the Theatre of Dreams on Saturday afternoon.

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