Solskjaer Ready For The Man United Job, As Per Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson (R) and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shakes hands after a presentation to Solskjaer before the match.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a splendid job since taking over as the interim manager of Manchester United.

His performances have led several fans, pundits, and even members of the current squad, as per reports, to believe that he is the right candidate to take over the permanent role at Old Trafford.

Even when he was about to arrive at the Theatre of Dreams, however, he already had the backing of one of the biggest figures in world football.

According to Solskjaer, Red Devils’ legendary gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson himself told him that he was ready to become the Manchester United manager.

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Speaking to beIN SPORTS on Monday, Ole revealed: “I texted Sir Alex when I got the call and he gave me his blessings to put it that way.

“He thought I was ready for it. Obviously, we kept in touch when I was down in Cardiff and now at Molde. He’s been following my progress in Europe.”

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Back in December, Solskjaer had also hinted that Sir Alex may have played a role in his appointment, which in itself, is a sign of major trust from the Scot.

“I have been in touch with the gaffer quite a bit,” the 45-year-old had stated, per Manchester Evening News. “I don’t know what input he had but when I got the call, of course, I texted the boss.

“I am going to enjoy a nice cup of tea back at his house and sit down to discuss a few ideas. There’s no one better to get advice from. I had the best teacher. The boss is and will always be the best, so my management revolves around what I learned from him.”