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Solskjaer to United: Former team-mates react

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

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Solskjaer to United: Former team-mates react

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.