Sir Alex Ferguson texted Solskjaer saying he was 'ready' after becoming Man Utd manager

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has exceeded all expectations at Manchester United.

Since replacing Jose Mourinho and becoming interim manager in December, the Norwegian has overseen eight games and won every single one of them.

Six of those have come in the Premier League, while last Friday, Solskjaer masterminded a famous 3-1 win away to Arsenal in the FA Cup.

United took a 2-0 lead at the Emirates Stadium and later scored a third when Arsenal clawed their way back into the game through Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang.

They face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the next round.

Solskjaer's winning streak won't last forever, but with the quality of United's squad at his disposal and a supportive coaching team behind him, everything is in place for a strong finish to the season.

What's more is the baby-faced assassin is receiving advice from arguably the greatest manager in football history - Sir Alex Ferguson.

Speaking at the end of December, Solskjaer explained that he had "been in touch" with Fergie to "discuss a few ideas".

"I have been in touch with the gaffer quite a bit," he said, per Manchester Evening News. "I don't know what input he had but when I got the call, of course, I texted the boss.

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"I am going to enjoy a nice cup of tea back at his house and sit down to discuss a few ideas. There's no one better to get advice from. I had the best teacher.

"The boss is and will always be the best, so my management revolves around what I learned from him."

Solskjaer said that he text Sir Alex after getting the United job in that interview and now the 45-year-old has revealed the message he received back.

Fergie told his former striker that he had his blessings to take over and that he thought he was ready for the task ahead.

"I texted Sir Alex when I got the call and he gave me his blessings to put it that way," Solskjaer told beIN SPORTS on Monday. "He thought I was ready for it.

"Obviously, we kept in touch when I was down in Cardiff and now at Molde. He's been following my progress in Europe."

Getting Fergie's vote of approval undoubtedly meant the world to Solskjaer, who with every passing week is showing why he deserves the job on a permanent basis.

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