Manchester United is reportedly paying Molde $2.2 million to loan manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from them until the end of the season, but multiple reports suggest there is also a potential deal lined up if the United legend was to stay on in a permanent role.

Solskjaer, 45, has only been named caretaker manager after Jose Mourinho was fired on Tuesday, with the former United striker taking training on Thursday. His first game in charge is away at his former club, Cardiff City, on Saturday (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via

It has been widely reported that the Red Devils will have to pay Molde $9.1 million in compensation to make Solskjaer their new permanent boss in the summer.

So, if the Norwegian leads United to the top four and they have great runs in the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup and the club want him to stay permanently, there is a deal they can trigger.

Many would say this is a win-win situation for Solskjaer.