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Former Man United starlet turned down Old Trafford return

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Cardiff City midfielder Mats Moller Daehli has revealed he rejected a move to Manchester United in order to link back up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the Bluebirds.

The 18-year-old Norwegian international, who spent two years at Manchester United before returning to his native country, had the opportunity to seal a move back to Old Trafford.

However the central midfielder decided to reject overtures from the Premier League champions.

Daehli failed to break into Manchester United's first team during his stint in England and instead had to learn his trade under then Red Devils reserve boss Solskjaer.

Manchester United inserted a buy-back clause into the contract that saw Daehli seal a move back to Solskjaer's Molde in order to stop the starlet from joining a rival side.

However Daehli said he is happy to have sealed a move to the Cardiff City Stadium.

“I like it here. I have just moved into an apartment with my Mum and I’m enjoying it - except for the rain!

“It’s a dream come true to play for Cardiff. Ole is the reason I came here.

“I did have talks with United and there was a buy back clause.

“They had a chat with my dad but I wanted to play for Cardiff.”

Daehli has featured in four games for his new side since sealing a move back to England.

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