“We have been reminded of the importance of football as a source of community, entertainment and pride to fans around the world, even as we have sorely missed them at Old Trafford,” Woodward said.
“The progress made by Ole and the players this season is clear and our thriving academy and women’s team are also adding to the optimism we feel about the future on and off the pitch.”
Solskjaer also has the appearance of a man who feels as though his job is secure, at least for another season.
And he may need to use his new-found security to put his foot down in the transfer market this summer.
Solskjaer will want to be given the freedom of bringing in his top targets this time around and that almost certainly includes a winger and a centre-back.