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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Biography


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Biography, Man Utd Legend, Solskjaer - Ole Gunnar Solskjær, born 26 February 1973 in Kristiansund, Solskjær is a Norwegian football manager and former footballer who spent most of his career playing for Manchester United. He is the current Manchester United Reserve team manager. Often dubbed "the baby-faced assassin", he played 366 times for the Red Devils and scored 126 goals during a very successful period for the club.

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. At Man United, he was recognised as a "Super Sub" for his knack of coming off the bench to score last-minute goals.
solskjaer, man utd wallpaper, celebrationBefore he moved to England, Solskjær completed a year's national service in the Norwegian Army, and played part time for Third Division Norwegian Clausenengen FK, later moving to Norwegian Premier League Molde FK in 1994. He joined United on 29 July 1996, for a transfer fee of £1.5 million. He is a patron of the Man United Supporters' Trust.

On 27 August 2007, Solskjær announced his retirement from football after failing to recover from a serious knee injury.However, Solskjær remained at Old Trafford in a coaching role, as well as in an ambassadorial capacity. On 20 May 2008, Solskjær was announced as United's first full-time Reserve team manager since 2006, taking over from Brian McClair and Jimmy Ryan, who had filled the role in a caretaker capacity. He also supervises a training academy for young footballers in his home town of Kristiansund.

solskjaer, trophy, man untedSolskjær signed his last player contract with Manchester United on 31 March 2006, with a provision to allow him to develop his coaching awards. He also acted in an ambassadorial role for the club, when he travelled to Hong Kong in 2006 and played with students at the Man Utd Soccer School in Hong Kong. When interviewed by Setanta Sports in August 2007, Solskjær confirmed he would train to be a coach after retiring from professional football, and would start to earn the required badges after his last season with Manchester United. Following his retirement, Solskjær worked for Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, coaching the strikers on the first team for the remainder of the 2007–08 season.

During the summer of 2008, he took over the Man United Reserves. He won the 2007–08 Lancashire Senior Cup by defeating the Liverpool Reserves 3–2 in the final.

Shortly after the resignation of Åge Hareide from the position, Solskjær was offered the opportunity to coach the Norwegian national team. he declined, saying that it was not yet the right time for him to become the Norway coach.

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