Current Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made his last Premier League appearance with the club as a player on this day in 2007.
Solshire joined United for just £ 1.5m, from Molde, in his native Norway. In all, he played 366 matches for the club and scored 126 goals. The most famous of those 126 goals came in the final seconds of the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final, when United came from behind with a goal against Bayern Munich to win 2-1.
Solskjaer was forced to retire in 2007 due to a recurring knee injury. He began training Manchester United reservists a year later before returning to his former club Molde to take charge of their first team. In January 2014, he became Cardiff City coach, but he couldn’t stop the club from relegating from the Premier League in its first season, and was sent off a month after the following season.
A year later, Solshire returned to Molde for a second term as coach. He then left to become interim manager of Manchester United in December 2018 following the departure of Jose Mourinho, before assuming the position permanently in March 2019.
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