“You have to go to a club where the whole club wants you, not just the coach. I think that’s the most important thing, in addition to how the club has been over the last five or ten years and what direction they’ve taken.
“Because it’s dangerous to just sign for a coach, because he can suddenly be sacked.”
Another 15 months into the Solskjaer project and his position seems decidedly more secure than it previously was.
After securing Champions League football last season, United are the best of the rest this time around, trailing only Manchester City in the Premier League table.
The appointments of Darren Fletcher and John Murtough to technical and football director respectively have also helped to streamline the process behind the scenes.
The conclusion of the Haaland saga part two could show where United are seen across the continent.