Man United board make decision on Ole Gunnar Solksjaer as they identify first choice candidate to replace him

Manchester United have have made their decision on Ole Gunner Solksjaer as they identify first choice candidate to replace the Norwegian.

According to Metro Sport, The Reds board have conceded Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s tenure at Old Trafford will not stretch beyond this season and have identify Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers as the preferred choice to replace the Norwegian.

Solskjaer is expected to be in charge for Saturday’s clash against Watford but his days look numbered at the Theatre of Dreams are demoralising defeats to rivals Liverpool and Manchester City in recent weeks.

The lack of available replacements means Solskjaer remains in a job but the Manchester Evening News say that United’s board are resigned to the fact that his reign is over.

Rodgers is said to be the board’s first choice, with the Northern Irishman impressing the United heirachy with his playing style, promotion of youth and ability to work on a budget.

United would have to pay a compensation fee to Leicester should they wish to hire Rodgers, who is contracted to the Foxes until 2023.

The club would also have to pay Solskjaer around £4.5m, meaning the decision could prove costly for the Red Devils.

United are therefore minded to wait until the end of the campaign to see if Solskjaer can improve results, before taking stock of the situation in the summer.

Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag and the Spain coach Luis Enrique are both said to have impressed United’s board and would be considered if Rodgers is not available.

Leicester have finished fifth in both of Rodgers’ full seasons at the King Power Stadium, with the Foxes missing out on Champions League football on the final day of the campaign on both occasions.