Solskjaer 'dreams' of United return


Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he dreams of managing at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian striker has recently led former club Molde to their first ever domestic title in his first season as manager, sparking talk of eventually taking over the mantel at United.

Solskjaer wrote his name in United folklaw with a succession of late goals, including the winner in the 1999 Champions League final, and admits a return to the club as boss would be a dream.

"Every manager dreams of managing Manchester United," he said.

"It was said that Bryan Robson would be the next one and there have been so many great players at United linked to the job. But don't worry, the gaffer will keep going.

"If I got that offer I would say yes without thinking but it's not in my wildest dreams or plans at all.

"I don't think anyone would have talked about me managing United a year ago, that's for sure.

"I don't think one year at Molde gives me the right to say I can manage United one day, but everyone can dream.

"That dream is maybe too big for me at the moment, but if that happens then I will have done a lot of things right along the way."

Solskjaer had a fearsome reputation as an impact substitute, bred out of his unique understanding of the game, something that holds in him good stead as his managerial knowledge swells.

"There was a stage when I wrote what we did in every single training session and then there was a period in my career when I wrote a mental diary as well," he added.

"Towards the end, it was a diary on what the manager was saying and the tactical meetings we had. Different kinds of notes. I still go back to them now but most of it's in my head

"Yes I do think I had an advantage of watching the game and thinking tactically, but the big thing was that I was mentally ready to come on.

"When I decided to stay at United I put my career in the gaffer's hands: do whatever you want with me, I'm always going to be ready. Other players don't really have that in them."

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