Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Set for Hefty Bonus if Man Utd Finish in the Top Four

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to earn a significant bonus from the club if he successfully guides his side to a top four finish.

The Norwegian has been in the dugout at Old Trafford since replacing José Mourinho in December 2018, initially as interim manager, before getting the full-time job in March 2019.

The 47-year-old has endured a somewhat rocky spell as United head coach, but has instilled a new sense of optimism around the club following a number of disastrous managerial appointments.

Solskjaer knows all about Champions League glory, scoring the winner over Bayern Munich back in 1999.

With the club seeking to challenge domestically and in Europe once again, Solskjaer will be required to lead his side into the Champions League qualification spots.

As an extra incentive to achieve this goal, The Sun report that the club set to hand out a £1m bonus should he achieve his top-four target.

The Red Devils are currently only three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, but have found themselves in a scrap for a spot in Europe's elite competition alongside unlikely challengers Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United.

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Despite a poor start to the season for the club, Solskjaer's men had somewhat turned their fortunes around before the Premier League season was abruptly halted.

United are currently unbeaten in their previous 11 games in all competitions, and still have a chance of lifting a trophy in either the FA Cup or the Europa League - with a revised format in the latter competition.

The former United forward has seemingly quashed much of the discontent surrounding his future after having previously been under immense scrutiny, particularly with the presence of Mauricio Pochettino lurking in the background.

The arrival of Bruno Fernandes has somewhat lifted the cloud over the Theatre of Dreams, and could be a crucial piece of business to drive the club into a top-four spot.

United face a Mourinho-led Tottenham Hotspur on 19 June in their first game back following the league suspension, before hosting Sheffield United on 24 June.

Source : 90min