​​​Manchester United have officially ​appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager, handing the Old Trafford legend a three-year contract until 2022.

Solskjaer has overseen an incredible run of 14 wins during his 19 games as caretaker manager after succeeding Jose Mourinho shortly before Christmas.

Despite the club's insistence that nothing would be confirmed before the end of the season, the announcement has been increasingly expected and now ends the ongoing speculation.

The announcement comes as the Red Devils prepare to host Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, ensuring Solskjaer will receive a rapturous welcome from the Old Trafford crowd.

This is the tweet put out by United confirming Solskjaer as the manager...

Here's how fans reacted to the same:

Solskjaer told the club's website, “From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special It club. was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here. The last few months have been a fantastic experience and I want to thank all of the coaches, players and staff for the work we’ve done so far."

He concluded, "This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long-term and hopefully deliver the continued success that our amazing fans deserve.”