Solskjaer to United: Former team-mates react

Solskjaer to United: Former team-mates react

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Former Manchester United players wished Ole Gunnar Solskjaer luck on social media following his appointment as the club's caretaker manager.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's appointment as Manchester United's caretaker manager for the remainder of the 2018-19 season has proven to be a popular choice among his former team-mates.

The new interim boss spent 11 years under Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford as a player, winning the treble in 1998-99 and scoring 126 goals in 366 appearances.

Nicknamed 'The Baby-Faced Assassin', Solskjaer was a popular figure among supporters and, judging by the response on social media to his hiring, he was liked by team-mates too.

Here are some of those who wished Solskjaer luck in his new role.

David Beckham was part of that treble-winning side, while Rio Ferdinand won Premier League titles alongside Solskjaer.

Gary Neville has already identified Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino as his ideal candidate to replace Jose Mourinho on a permanent basis, but he is still rooting for Solskjaer in the meantime.


I Ole Gunnar and hope he’s amazing and wish him all the best.

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United had a devastating strike force when they won the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup in 1998-99, and one of those forwards has sent well wishes to another.


Good luck ole @manchesterunited

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Solskjaer was not the only Norwegian at United in the 1990s and former centre-back Ronny Johnsen spoke of his pride at his compatriot's appointment.

Louis Saha only joined United in 2004, towards the end of Solskjaer's spell, but the Norwegian clearly left a lasting impression on his fellow forward.