Former manager and united legend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turn 49 today! Manchester United via their official Twitter handle greeted him with a message of having a great day.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a true Red Devil at heart. He starred for Old Trafford for the majority of his career, coached the reserves, became a member of the club’s Supporters’ Trust, and then became United’s first-team manager.
Solskjaer won nine major trophies during his 11 years as a United player: six Premier League crowns, the Champions League, two FA Cups, two Charity/Community Shields, and the Intercontinental Cup.
Solskjaer returned to Norway in 2010 to begin his coaching career with Molde, leading his other former club with their first Norwegian championship in 2011 and winning it the following year after working as United’s backup coach for several years.
In 2014, Solskjaer departed Molde for an eight-month stay at Cardiff City, during which he lost 16 of his 30 games. In October 2015, he returned to Molde and improved his win ratio (55.9%) from his last tenure (54.7 per cent)
Following Jose Mourinho’s sacking at Old Trafford in December 2018, he returned to United as caretaker manager, with the club anticipating that the return of a club great would help dispel the nasty mood that had surrounded the club.
Things performed so well for the Red Devils right away that his return ticket was never stamped, and he signed a permanent three-year contract with United in March 2019. This came after a 10-game winning streak in the league and a spectacular Champions League comeback triumph over Paris Saint-Germain.
He failed to guide United into the Premier League’s top four that season, although he did finish third and second in his 2 full seasons in command. However, under Solskjaer’s tenure, the club failed to win any silverware, with their best performance being a penalty shootout loss to Villarreal in the Europa League final last season.
In November 2021, Manchester United confirmed the dismissal of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, one day after the club’s catastrophic 4-1 Premier League defeat at Watford.