Last updated : 11 May 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

United will unveil Roeder as their new boss on Monday after winning the backing of Premier League chairmen in their bid to appoint him.

The 50-year-old will be presented at a press conference by chairman Freddy Shepherd, whose lobbying since league chiefs granted him permission to seek a vote of approval from his counterparts paid dividends.

Shepherd has been granted dispensation to appoint Roeder, who guided his side into seventh place in a hugely-successful run at the end of the season which finished on Sunday, despite his lack of a FIFA Pro Licence.

Shearer: "I think common sense has prevailed and we all hope he does a great job. His record in the last three or four months would suggest he deserves the job.

"He came in first of all and said he didn't want the job, but that's what football does to you. He's got the taste of winning and it's a great feeling. He wants more of that and I don't blame him.

"He knows me very well, I know him very well, and we trust each other. I'll be coming to watch as many games as I can here over the coming months. It's my club and I want to stay involved with it."