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Soccer-Solskjaer promises no complacency as permanent Man United boss

By Simon Evans

MANCHESTER, England, March 28 (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has promised there will be no complacency from him or the players now that he has been confirmed as the club's permanent manager.

Solskjaer was handed the job on Thursday after a successful three months as caretaker boss, but he said there would no easing off now he has a three-year contract.

"Players who get complacent, they never last at this club anyway," Solskjaer told a news conference.

"I am the same, I can’t be complacent and now rest on (the fact that) I have the job, It's not me. We are looking forward, we have got to work harder.

"I have got some targets, I want a Manchester United team that is one of the hardest working teams in the league, one of the fittest teams in the league and that then will bring results. I think the players know my expectations on the future," he added.

The 46-year-old Norwegian has guided United to 14 wins in 19 matches in all competitions as caretaker boss since replacing the sacked Jose Mourinho in December.

The Norwegian said that winning the Premier League was his main aim, but longer term he said he wanted to continue the positive mood around the club.

"The day I walk out of the doors, I hope it is with a smile on my face and have given the supporters, the staff, the players, the club, a good time and that is all I can do, all I can promise, all I’ve promised to the owners, to (CEO) Ed (Woodward), everyone," he said.

"I will always be myself, I am not going to change, I will be an optimist and positive guy and we will do this together." (Reporting by Simon Evans Editing by Toby Davis)