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Woodward sends big instructions to agents amid Man Utd Solskjaer plans

The agent of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set for Manchester United contract talks this week.

The London Evening Standard says Jim Solbakken is expected to sit down with Ed Woodward in the next two weeks as the club move closer to officially confirming the Norwegian's appointment.

It is believed United have in recent days instructed intermediaries to cool advances towards other candidates.

Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri remained strongly in the frame to succeed Jose Mourinho, even after Solskjaer's outstanding run as caretaker.

But they have been firmly pushed behind the 1999 Treble-winning hero as the overwhelming favourite for the job.

Notably United are still to make a definitive decision over what will be Woodward's fourth permanent manager since taking control at Old Trafford.

But the decision to step back from initial advances to alternative candidates is evidence they have been convinced by Solskjaer's credentials.

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