Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Ed Woodward his vision of where Manchester United should be in a “couple of years” time ahead of the club deciding on a new permanent manager.
The Norwegian has overseen an amazing transformation in results since taking over from Jose Mourinho on an interim basis with nine wins in 10 matches.
Phil Jones, Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay have all renewed their contracts at the club since Solskjaer came into the building.
And Solskjaer has made no secret of the fact that he wants to become the new permanent boss at Old Trafford and has outlined his vision for the future to executive vice-chairman Woodward.
“Well, every day I feel that I do help the club, do put a little bit of my stamp on it,” Solskjaer told reporters. “But decisions, sometimes of players’ futures are not down to me, either.
“It’s the players, do they want to stay, do they want to move on, do they want something else, but we have a vision and a picture of how we want to look in a few years and of course we have to think long-term and also short-term.
“And I’ve got a picture of what this Man United team should look in a couple of years, I don’t know if it’s with me, but I put my views to Ed and the club.
“I’ve supported Man United and I’ve followed Man United for many, many years since I’ve gone back home.
“And I did have a clear view on what I thought my opinion would be, you get a different view on some of the players, he’s impressed me, he’s got some way to go, but we’re not too far away from when I came.”