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Shaw 'certain' caretaker will be permanent fixture at Red Devils next season


Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw is "certain" caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will get the Manchester United job on a permanent basis after overseeing a historic Champions League win at Paris St Germain.

The players were chanting the manager's name in the dressing room after the match and Shaw believes it is a case of when rather than if the Norwegian becomes Jose Mourinho's permanent successor.

"I don't think I need to say much after all these results, it looks certain," the United left-back said.

"We all love Ole and we love the job he's done so far. We're enjoying everything that's going on at the moment and the results have shown that.

"We've had a couple of blips but that's nine away matches (won in a row) now, they're not easy games, but it shows what sort of job Ole and his staff have done.

"Long may that continue."

United striker Lukaku echoed Shaw's sentiments by saying Solskjaer is "going to stay, there's no doubt about that", before asking: "What else does he have to do?"

Skipper Ashley Young went out to film the travelling hordes singing "Ole's at the wheel" to the tune of the Stone Roses song 'Waterfall' after the win and has been just as impressed by the caretaker's work. "It's not down to the players to decide," the full-back said. "If you look from the outside you'd say, 'why not?' He's been fantastic since he's come in, a breath of fresh air.

"The way he's gone about the job has been unbelievable. The achievements we've made in a short space of time have been fantastic. Luckily for us as players we don't have to decide, it's down to the owners and the directors."

Shaw added: "I said last week I believed in the team, even with the injuries we've had. I felt we were capable of pulling something off and even earlier today I said to Lee Grant that we were going to win, I could feel it."