MANCHESTER UNITED would have to fork out just £5m to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it can be revealed.
The Norwegian chief has been under huge pressure to save his job over the past few weeks after a season of mixed results.
He had a reprieve last week after an impressive 4-0 win at home to bottom of the Premier League Norwich.
United are adamant there is a long-term plan in place with Solskjaer at the helm, to guide them back to the top.
It is understood the Glazers family are happy to be patient and supportive with youngsters coming through.
But that could change if the Red Devils continue their mixed results, and do not get back into the Champions League.
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It is believed it would cost the owners around £5m if they wanted to sack him early in the coming few weeks.
Compensation for Jose Mourinho, Loius Van Gaal and David Moyes reached £45m in the recent past, upsetting the board.
Solskjaer earns £5m-a-year basic wage at Old Trafford before extra bonuses and he was happy to agree a year’s severance.
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The 46-year-old got less than £400,000-a-year at Molde, but was there for more than just the cash demands.
Meanwhile, Solskjaer took a swipe at rivals Liverpool after his young guns demolished Norwich on Saturday.
He put the inconsistencies of the team down to his youthful squad, accusing others of not giving them the same treatment as Liverpool.
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