Twitter reacts as Man Utd appoints Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: The former Manchester United star will be joined by Mike Phelan at United.
Manchester United announced the signing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the caretaker manager of the club until the end of the season. He will be joined by Mike Phelan as first-team coach, along with Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.
The club released an official statement following the appointment of Solskjaer.
“Manchester United announced today that former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season,” the statement read.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for the club in his 10 years at Old Trafford, and is fondly remembered for his winning goal in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in 1999.
“Solskjær will take charge of the first team with immediate effect and will remain in place while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new full-time manager.
We can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season.
He will be joined by Mike Phelan as first-team coach, together with Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna. #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 19, 2018
“He will be joined by Mike Phelan as first-team coach, working alongside Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.”
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to the announcement:
Ed Woodward says in his statement he hopes Solskjaer and Phelan “will unite the players and the fans”. Says it all.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) December 19, 2018
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) December 19, 2018
Possibly the best thing about Solskjaer taking charge is that he will know what Lukaku needs to get him scoring goals again.
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) December 19, 2018
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be replacing Romelu Lukaku and not Jose Mourinho.https://t.co/RPlil1hPJc
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) December 19, 2018
Who will Solskjaer name as his assistant manager?
Only one man for the job IMO. Someone who knows the club inside out. And look at the obvious bond between him and Ole. pic.twitter.com/lvQXFXY6eG
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 19, 2018
Solskjaer giving Mata instructions is gonna be the purest interactions witnessed in football.
— United Religion (@Unitedology) December 18, 2018
Reasons to be positive about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
– Attacking football
– United legend, will unify the team
– Knows the set up, worked with the reserves when Pogba was there
– Can bring himself on to score winner in 90th minute#mufc
— United In Focus (@UnitedInFocus) December 18, 2018
Solskjaer is living his dream, had a special contract clause inserted in Molde contract to release him for free if United came calling..
— Vinay (@SemperFiUtd) December 19, 2018
FINALLY CONFIRMED! Great day for Norwegian football. Good luck keeping control of the Red Devils, @olegs26_ole
— Erna Solberg (@erna_solberg) December 19, 2018
I’m all in on Ole Gunnar Solskjær taking over for the next six months, along with Mike Phelan. No expectations on silverware or league position, just want to see attacking football return.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) December 19, 2018