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Solskjaer shows Manchester United managerial credentials again

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Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tasted managerial glory once again with Molde last night.

The 39-year-old, who took charge at the Aker Stadion in 2011, secured back-to-back Norwegian league titles with the help of a new super sub – Daniel Chukwu – scoring the winner against Honefoss.

Stromsgodset’s defeat to Sandnes Ulf meant Solskjaer’s side moved four points clear with a game remaining, and celebrations can now begin for MFK.

"The boys have been very focused on getting this done. Now we've shown that it can be won two years in a row - without being called Rosenborg," he told Norwegian TV2.

"I'm lucky to have very good players, and we always had faith that we'd succeed. Now we'll just have to keep going. If we lose players, we'll just have to reinforce."

Solskjaer left Molde for Manchester United as a player in 1996, spending over a decade at Old Trafford and famously scoring the winner in the 1999 Champions League final.

After retiring in 2007, the 67-cap Norwegian international took charge of the Red Devils second string the following year, cutting his coaching teeth for two-and-a-half years with the reserves.

He departed Manchester United for his current position in January, and after delivering consecutive titles, has understandably been touted as a potential replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson when the Scot retires.

The betting markets have certainly taken note of Solskjaer’s latest achievements, and his odds have been slashed to 8/1 with SkyBet following the latest Tippeligaen success.

Only David Moyes, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are available at a shorter price to be the next Manchester United manager.

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