Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will remain at Manchester United as a club ambassador should he confirm retirement reports today.

The Independent says Solskjaer has coached United's youth teams during his long recent absences through injury and he has indicated that a career in management beckons when his playing days are over. However, in his latest contract with United there is a section that gives him an option to work as an "ambassador" for the club.

He is understood to be the first player to be offered such a deal and it reflects his standing with the club's fans. Famously the scorer of the winner against Bayern Munich for United in Barcelona in 1999 when they won the European Cup for the second time in the club's history, Solskjaer's decline has been sad and prolonged.