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Ole
Gunnar Solskjær
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Personal information
Full name Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Date of birth 26 February 1973 (1973-02-26) (age 47)
Place of birth    Kristiansund, Flag of Norway Norway
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club England Manchester United
Youth clubs
1989–1990 Flag of Norway Clausenengen
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1990–1994
1994–1996
1996–2007
Total
Flag of Norway Clausenengen
Flag of Norway Molde
England Manchester United
109 (115)
042 0(31)
235 0(91)
382 (237)   
National team
1995–2007 Flag of Norway Norway 067 0(23)
Teams managed
2008–2011
2011–2014
2014
2014–2016
2015–2018
2018–2019
2019–
England Manchester United Reserves
Flag of Norway Molde
Flag of Wales Cardiff City
Flag of Norway Clausenengen U19
Flag of Norway Molde
England Manchester United (caretaker)
England Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjær (born 26 February 1973) is a Norwegian football manager and former player who is currently the manager of English club Manchester United. As a player, he spent most of his career playing as a forward for United.

Before his arrival in England, Solskjær played for the Norwegian clubs Clausenengen and Molde. He joined Manchester United in 1996 for a transfer fee of £1.5 million. Nicknamed "The Baby-faced Assassin", he played 366 times for United, and scored 126 goals during a successful period for the club. He was regarded as a "super sub" for his trait of coming off the substitute bench to score late goals. Solskjær's defining moment in football came in injury time of the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final, where he scored the winning last-minute goal against Bayern Munich, completing a remarkable comeback and winning The Tr for United.

In 2007, Solskjær announced his retirement from football after failing to recover from a serious knee injury. However, he remained at Manchester United in a coaching role as well as in an ambassadorial capacity. In 2008, Solskjær became the club's reserve team manager. He returned to his native country in 2011 to manage his former club, Molde, whom he led to their two first ever Norwegian league titles in his first two seasons with the club. He secured a third title in as many seasons, when his team won the 2013 Norwegian Football Cup Final. In 2014 he served as manager of Cardiff City, during which the club were relegated from the Premier League.

He also supervises a training academy for young footballers in his home town of Kristiansund, and is a patron of the Manchester United Supporters' Trust (formerly Shareholders United).

Honours

Player

Manchester United

Manager

Manchester United Reserves
Molde FK

External links

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