Four of Ferguson´s 19 rival Premier League bosses enjoyed the best years of their playing careers at Manchester United, with plenty of others underneath and Solskjaer is the latest to try his luck - as the Red Devils reserve team manager - a role Ferguson personally allocated to the Norwegian.
"I am not surprised at the number of ex-Alex Ferguson players who have gone on to be managers," he said. "Something about the gaffer rubs off on you. He knows his players. He signs players he sees a little bit of himself in. They have the right personality."
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