Ole Gunnar Solskjaer received message from Molde owners after Manchester United move


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer couldn’t have hoped for a better start to life as Manchester United interim manager.

The Norwegian, who returned to Old Trafford in late December, has overseen eight wins and one draw since taking the reins.

United sat 11 points off Chelsea in fourth before Solskjaer’s arrival but a win for United today away at Leicester will see them close the gap to only two.

The 45-year-old, who became the first Man United manager to win his opening eight games, was loaned out by Molde following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

And after seeing the recent success he is having over at Old Trafford, no one would blame them if they tried to get him back in the summer.

However, it seems that won’t be the case as the club’s owners Kjell Inge Rokke and Bjorn Rune Gjelsten have Solskjaer’s best interests at heart.

That’s because the pair made it clear that they’d rather see their manager chase his dream of becoming the Old Trafford boss permanently instead of staying put to help his current club.


Speaking before United’s trip to Leicester this weekend, Solskjaer said: “When I rang the owner and said that United had called and that he always knew that this had been my dream, he said: ‘Go over, enjoy yourself – and please don’t come back.’

“Both owners wished me all the best because they knew this is something I dreamed about.

“To get the backing from them was fantastic. If I go back to Molde, I will do my best for them – but it depends when I go back.”

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A touch of class from the Molde owners there.

Solskjaer also added that the only negative about his new role is missing his family who remain in Norway: “It’s been fantastic so far. Hopefully I will get to see my family soon, because that has been the only downside to the job.”


The Reds remain on the hunt to find a permanent boss so it’s still unclear as to whether Solskjaer will be in the United dug-out come the start of next season.

However, with the impact he has had since his return, it would come as no surprise if he was to be given the nod.

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