What Alex Ferguson said about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after he left Man Utd Reserves. Alex Ferguson revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had directly contributed to a number of youth stars’ developments as Manchester United Reserves boss.
The Norwegian was appointed the club’s interim boss on Wednesday morning, 24 hours after Jose Mourinho’s dismissal.
Solskjaer returns to the club seven years after leaving his role as Man Utd Reserves’ coach.
The former Red Devils striker was given the job by Ferguson, two years after retiring – and spent two years in the role.
Solskjaer left the post in 2011 to become Molde’s manager.
At the time, Ferguson said: “Ole has had a good period with our reserve team, which has given him a foundation to start somewhere else.
“He feels it is time he went back to Norway, which also helps his family situation.
“He has been a fantastic servant to us and I am sure he will do well.
“He has worked with some really good young players in our reserve team and has contributed to their development.
“Once he gets experience of managing a club in its own right who knows where it will take him?
“Molde is a very progressive club in Norwegian football, so this is a good start for him.”
Upon being appointed United’s caretaker coach, Solskjaer told the club: “Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”