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Manchester United ‘accidentally reveal Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager’

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Manchester United appear to have accidentally unveiled Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their interim manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

The club shared a video on their website called “The Most Famous Night of Ole’s Career”, as rumours swirled they have appointed their former striker as temporary boss until the end of the season.

Alongside the video, a message read: “Solskjaer becomes our interim manager, 20 seasons after clinching the Treble with THAT goal at Camp Nou…”

The club appeared to accidentally leak the news
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This message appeared on United’s website

The former Norwegian international scored United’s winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final which secured an historic treble for the club.

The leaked video was swiftly followed by a congratulatory tweet by Erna Solberg, Norway’s prime minister.

It read: “Great day for Norwegian football. Good luck keeping control of the Red Devils.”

Both of those posts have since been deleted.

United sacked Mourinho on Tuesday morning after suffering their worst ever start to a Premier League season.



Jose Mourinho became manager of Manchester United in 2016




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Mourinho shown the door

The club have put Michael Carrick temporarily in charge and announced intentions to select an interim manager, who will be named in the next 48 hours, until the end of the season.

Sky Sports News learnt that Solskjaer is the front-runner to be the temporary boss after managing United’s reserve side from 2008 for two years before leaving for Molde.

He's one of the best loved Manchester United alumni
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He’s one of the best loved Manchester United alumni

He made 235 Premier League appearances for United, hitting 91 goals including the injury-time winner in United’s 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

As a manager, he had a disastrous eight-month spell in charge at Cardiff City in 2014 before returning to Molde in 2015 and has just signed a new three-year deal until the end of the 2021 season.

A senior figure at Molde, whose season does not start again until the end of March, declined to say whether Solskjaer will remain as their manager.

Sky Sports News has contacted Manchester United for comment.

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