Following the sack of Jose Mourinho as Manchester United’s coach, there have been speculations about the replacement for the Portuguese tactician but it seems the Red Devils hierarchy have accidentally let out the cat out of the bag.
Although no official statement has been made towards this but it seems Manchester United are going for their Legend, Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
A section on their website had referred to the Norwegian’ as “our interim manager” in the early hours of today before it was later deleted as the Norwegian still has a running contract with a Norwegian club, Molde.
- He joined Manchester United in 1996 for a transfer fee of £1.5 million.
- He was Nicknamed “The Baby-faced Assassin” during his playing days because of his goal scoring prowess.
- He played 366 times for United, and scored 126 goals during a successful period for the club.
- Ole Gunnar Solskjær was born 26 February 1973
- He was regarded as a “super sub” for his trait of coming off the substitute bench to score late goals.
- Solskjær’s defining moment in football came in injury time of the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final, where he scored the winning last-minute goal against Bayern Munich, completing a remarkable comeback and winning The Treble for United.
- In 2007, Solskjær announced his retirement from football after failing to recover from a serious knee injury.
- Alex Ferguson once remarked that Solskjær has a knack of sitting on the bench and studying the game without taking his eye off the action.