Man Utd ready to wait until end of season for Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer From MANCHESTER UNITED will wait until the end of the season before opening contract talks.

The Norwegian has just 16 months left and SunSport understands United could hand him another two-year deal.

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The Red Devils are second in the Premier League, five points behind leaders Manchester City.

They are willing to give Ole Solskjaer, 47, an increase in wages, taking his annual salary to around £6million before bonuses.

But his team have been inconsistent, including a shock recent home loss to Sheffield United.

And on top of their Champions League group stage exit, concerns have been raised.

Solskjaer is set to field a strong side in the FA Cup fifth round clash with West Ham on Tuesday night.

David De Gea is set to be dropped to the bench, with back-up goalkeeper Dean Henderson getting another ufabet chance.

The United boss said: “Dean has played well when he’s got the chance. He’s developed his game.

“He’s working hard on a couple of aspects that we’ve spoken about and I’ve been impressed.

 “He wants to play every game because he knows he will perform well.”

United legend Rio Ferdinand believes that despite the club sitting second in the table, they are out of the title race following their draw against Everton.

The former centre-back said: “You can’t defend it. At the end of the day Man Utd were sitting pretty at the top of the league.

“We didn’t come into this season expecting to be title challengers. We were too far behind Liverpool (last season). You can’t expect to have a turnaround that big to win the league, it’s impossible.

“I’d put us out of the title challenge unless we go on a run and we change our habits and our lack of consistency.