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Come Home Soon, Ole

As a player at Manchester United
Premier League (6): 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07
FA Cup (2): 1998–99, 2003–04
Champions League (1): 1998–99
Intercontinental Cup (1): 1999

As the manager of the Reserves at Manchester United
Premier Reserve League (1): 2009-10
Premier Reserve League North (1): 2009-10
Lancashire Senior Cup (1): 2008-09
Manchester Senior Cup (1): 2009

As the manager of Manchester United

About Scott

Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Jig3000 says:

    Best of luck Ole, you’ll be sorely missed but will always remain in our hearts and minds. I’m already looking forward to your return into OT’s dugout, once your apprenticeship has been well and truly served.

  2. Costas says:


    I hope he is blufing mate. Because if he is not, this virus crap is getting out of hand and at the worst time possible.

  3. Mikael says:

    Slim: He probably has an idea but with the flu and all it’s not even sure who’ll be fit tomorrow… no point in naming a team that could be decimated over night.

  4. Mikael says:

    And btw Ole you’ll be missed! Good luck at Molde and please return!

  5. livewia says:


  6. King Eric says:

    Of course Fergie is blagging head.

    As for Ole gutted he is going but he will be back. I remember circa 95 when we didnt get Shearer and this skinny ten year old looking lad with silly curly hair was bought for a million thinking what the fuck. Well we know the rest. THE best finisher including Ruud I have ever had the pleasure of watching. Left Foot , right foot head it didnt matter a fuck. Great example against the dippers in the FA Cup. One touch, two touch bang , goal. A PROPER Legend.

  7. Dr.Hannibal says:

    True legend n Baby face assasin ******************************************

  8. Mickjk says:

    Sad to see him go but hopefully he’s as good at managing as he was at playing. A true united man a true legend. Fingers crossed that he’ll one day return.

  9. Utdforever says:

    Proper Legend… hope you go on to be a great coach and one day come back to lead us to glory. Good luck Ole!

  10. Costas says:

    @KIng Eric

    96, not 95. ;) His other trait as a lethal finisher was shooting between the defender’s legs. He was brilliant at that. His goal against Liverpool in that FA cup game falls in that category. The best 2 million pounds any club has ever spent.

  11. Dave says:

    I absolutely, unconditionally love you Ole. Come back home soon.

  12. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Just a question: Has any other premiership player scored 4 goals in one game and then gone on to repeat the feat again the following season? 89-99 and 99-00. Amazing finisher, such a player.

  13. catotraa says:

    He said at the press conference about leaving United:

    “If you cut me up I’ll still bleed Red.”

  14. downandout says:

    Off topic:
    Can anyone tell me who did we sign in the summer after the treble season??
    Im trying to compare United 2000 vs. Barca 2009 vs. Inter 2010

  15. slim says:

    @ Costas

    Well i hope its something, i just read nani is unexpected to feature, he’s definitely ruled out Giggs

  16. Costas says:


    No major recruitments. Just Bosnich, Taibi, Silvestre and Fortune.


    Rooney will do it this season. :)


    I think he might surprise us with Nani tomorrow, but it’s not too likely. Groin injuries must never be rushed. Hopefully both will return for Villa. I am also wondering what’s the deal with our midifeld. Gibbo and Ando have been out for a while and Carrick and Scholes have flirted with the virus too. Same goes for Berba and Vidic.

  17. bchilds says:

    Well done Ole, I appreciate how hard it was to turn down and that you had to accept the top job somewhere. Must be nice for him to go home after so long away.

    Don’t stay away too long though Ole!

  18. hammons says:

    I think this is a valuable move for him and his managerial career. Same thing happened with Rene Meulensteen a few years back – and look he came back!

    Don’t Worry He’ll Come Back ….

  19. Zulu-Malta says:

    I’m afraid ALL good things comes to an end. Let’s hope it is just a coma’ in his Utd career. 10x Ole’. We love you as a person, we love you as a Man Utd player and coach and we love you for that goal @ Barcellona. 10x Ole for making us so happy. We respect you and your family till we die !

  20. King Eric says:

    Oh bog of Costas!!! Only joking. I DID say “circa” so “around” 95!!

    The lad is sprinkled in stardust and whatever he does he will always be a winner.

  21. MG says:

    What a day I’m so happy for Ole but sad in another sense. Truly a player that belongs within Manchester United folklore and history – a player that has become more than just that –

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the definition of what this club is all about

    When people talk about Sir Matt – The Babes – Sir Alex – Cantona – Keane – they can start adding Solskjaer on the list.

    What a privilege that he graced Manchester United.

  22. willierednut says:

    Ole cost 1.5 million, that’s what I call a bargin.

  23. Costas says:

    @King Eric

    Haha, ok. I give you that then! It has been an emotional couple of days for me, as I expect it is for most reds. Honestly, I was more upset when he retired. I remember him missing in pre season, but I had no idea it was that bad. But I was happy to know he was part of United in some fashion. Today is a hint of how hard it’s going to be when our modern day holy trinity call it a day.

  24. curtis says:

    What a LEGEND!!

    Well whats the odd that we’ll be in closer connection with molde now?
    I can see the start of a super relationship between the two clubs
    united will loan out all our promising talent to ole at Molde so they can gain valuable 1st team experience and in the process help ole out by giving him good players to work with, while we’ll have 1st dips on any rising stars at his new club.. win win i think.

  25. RedScot says:

    I agree with Big phil at 14.24, thats what i thought immediately also.
    One can wish and hope.

  26. berbatov9 says:


    i play pes2011 already..and i love the ole chant…
    it make even sadder playing the game now with the chant that ole had gone now…

  27. indiandevil says:

    here’s a piece on the changing equations in the Manchester Derby, along with a look at the top 5 derbies of recent times: Cmon you Reds!!!!!


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