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Solskjaer 11/4 After Fifth Straight Win

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been cut to a best price of 11/4* with William Hill to be manager of Manchester United on the first day of the 2019/20 season after winning his first five games since taking over from Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian guided United into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a routine 2-0 home win over Reading on Saturday to follow on from four successive Premier League victories.

Since the book was opened prior to Christmas, the 45-year-old has shortened from odds of 6/1 with Paddy Power.

Although Mauricio Pochettino remains the market leader, at 6/4* with Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and Coral, Solskjaer has done his prospects of retaining the job on a long-term basis no harm by making such an immediate impact at the club he served to such great effect as a player.

However, United are expected to beat the likes of Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth and Newcastle, and Solskjaer is due to face his first significant test when his side takes on Pochettino’s Tottenham at Wembley next Sunday.

It’s a fixture Tottenham won comfortably last season, before United exacted their revenge by winning their FA Cup semi-final against Spurs at the same venue.

BetVictor are offering best odds of 23/20* about a Tottenham win in the early betting, with United available at 13/5* with Bet365, Ladbrokes, Coral and BetVictor.

*All odds quoted are subject to change