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    The 45-year-old Norwegian ex-club player will replace Jose Mourinho, who was sacked a day earlier, as Manchester United's manager for the rest of the 2018/19 season.

    In an official statement published on the club's website today, Manchester United announced that "former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been appointed as caretaker manager" for the remainder of the season.

    "Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role. I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club," said Solskjær.

    Solskjær spent much of his career playing as a forward for Manchester United.

    Manchester United sacked Jose Mourinho on 18 December, two days after suffering an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool.

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    manager, football, Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Jose Mourinho, United Kingdom
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