MANCHESTER UNITED chief Ed Woodward has revealed that he will not announce a new manager before the end of the season.
The Red Devils have had a dire season to date and face a struggle to get themselves into the Premier League top four.
Jose Mourinho paid the price with his job amid reports he had lost the dressing room, with key players such as Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial unhappy with the treatment they had received from the Portuguese coach.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been given the reins until the end of the season and has started life well.
The club legend has won both his games in charge, scoring eight goals in the process to alleviate the doom and gloom at Old Trafford.
But any indication he will be given the permanent role along the way has been snuffed out by United chief Woodward.
The former banker has revealed that there are many “top people” interested in the position but will not be rushed into a decision.
Woodward was speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, and the reporter recalled: “Ed Woodward told me, on the record, that last week was not a proud one for Manchester United.
“He said the club now needed to undergo the proper process of finding the right manager and that nothing will be announced before the end of the season.
“He said he’d been inundated with applications and recommendations – the top people in the game want this job.
“But he said, at the end of the day, nothing will be announced before the end of the season.
“He also said [owners] the Glazers are huge United traditionalists and they want to emphasise that they want things to be run the Manchester United way.”
Meanwhile, Solskjaer opened up on his feelings leading his former club out at Old Trafford for the first time as a manager on Boxing Day.
He said: “I’ve not got used to it yet. It’s humbling knowing I’m leading this team out.
“Let’s see if I get used to it. I captained a couple of games but this was very different.
“They are the best fans in the world. I had such a great relationship with them.
“It was probably more emotional for my family in my box as I was focussed on the game.”