24 hours after parting ways with former coach Jose Mourinho, Manchester United have appointed club legend and former striker as interim manager until the end of the 2018/2019 season

Solskjaer, who scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for Manchester United between 1996 and 2007 with a winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final, became the reserve team manager in 2008 before taking full managerial role at FC Molde in Norway.

Solskjaer will take charge of the first team with immediate effect and will remain in place as the club conducts a systematic recruitment process for a new full time manager. He will be joined by Mike Phelan as first team coach, together with Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.

“Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in role. I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and every one,” said Solskjaer in a club statement.

Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman, also commented on the former red turned coach saying “Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on pitch and in coaching roles. His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back. We are confident they will unite the players and the fans as we head into the second half of the season.”

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