Today’s tit-bits are taming the shrews
Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been so successful at banishing the stench left by José Mourinho that Manchester United chiefs are starting to think he may be even more than a Norwegian toilet spray. Having won six out of six matches and got United playing with such brio that David de Gea only had to make 647 saves during the victory over Tottenham Hotspur, Solskjær is to be invited to make a formal presentation to Ed Woodward and other United executives in which he will lay out his plan for taking the club forward, with the fact that it is unlikely to involve talking to Daniel Levy considered to be a big point in the Norwegian’s favour.
The future of the right-back slot at United could be entrusted to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, whom United want to prise from Crystal Palace to leapfrog Diogo Dalot in the hierarchy. The Internazionale defender Milan Skriniar now looks unlikely to be moving to United, whose interest has convinced the Italian club to offer him a juicy new contract. Who says transfer gossip is worthless? Marcus Rashford is to be given a new contract worth £150,000-per-week to stave off interest from Real Madrid and further highlight what a sweet deal Alexis Sánchez got. Scott McTominay, on the other hand, is to be given a pat on the back and wave goodbye if Celtic make a loan offer.