Manchester United appoint Solskjaer as caretaker manager

Manchester United appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, former red devil’s player as their caretaker manager following Mourinho sacking.

Manchester United ‘is in my heart’, Solskjaer said after Manchester United announce his appointment

He managing Norwegian side Molde and has a contract with the club until 2021 but has been allowed to temporarily take over at Old Trafford until May 2019.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Molde said they have agreed to “lend” Solskjaer to United for that period.

“Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role,” said Solskjaer, who scored the winning goal in their Champions League final victory in 1999.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”

Molde’s season has already finished for the winter and does not restart until March.

“That Manchester United ask Molde FK to lend the manager is by itself an event, and not least a statement of trust for both Ole Gunnar and Molde FK,” said Molde chief executive Oystein Neerland.

“We are positive to lend Ole Gunnar, we wish both him and the club a success.”

Solskjaer thanks his current club for allowing him to take temporary charge at Old Traford.

“In football you never know what can happen,” he told Molde’s website. “We get proof of time after time.

“This is an opportunity I had to take. I am looking forward to leading Manchester United until the summer. At the same time, I will follow closely what is happening here at home.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward explains the reason of recruit former red devil’s player

“Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on the pitch and in coaching roles,” said executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

“His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back.

“We are confident they will unite the players and fans as we head into the second half of the season.”

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