Ole was brought to Old Trafford with caretaker status on December 19, 2018. This Norwegian man occupied the hot seat of the Red Devils after the death of Jose Mourinho who was sacked.
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“Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision. Ole leaves with our sincere thanks for his tireless efforts as manager and our best wishes for the future.” Manchester United in their website page, Sunday (11/21/2021).
“His place in the club’s history will always be secure, not only for his story as a player, but as a great man and Manager who gave us many great moments. He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family,” the statement said.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s Hidden Weapon
As a coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is certainly disappointing. However, as a player, his name is still remembered as a legend. Ole was recruited by Sir Alex Ferguson as a Manchester United player on 29 July 1996. This transfer was very surprising. Imagine, Ole’s name is barely known outside his homeland.
More than that, the Red Devils are also struggling to hunt down a top striker, Alan Shearer, from Blackburn Rovers. In fact, Shearer anchored to Newcastle United and broke the world record with a transfer value of 15 million pounds at the time.
As the only striker to arrive at Old Trafford that year, Ole’s first season was spent as a substitute for Eric Cantona and Andy Cole. He only occasionally gets a chance to enter the first team.
Unfortunately, throughout his career at Old Trafford, Ole was nothing more than a back-up player. Striker nicknamed Baby Face Killer (The Baby Faced Assassin) he is more often a substitute than a deadly striker who is always present on the field.