‘A legend returns’: Twitter reacts as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer temporarily replaces sacked Jose Mourinho
Only 24 hours after Jose Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has been appointed the caretaker coach of the club.
Solksjaer has a contract until 2021 with Norwegian club Molde but has been allowed to temporarily take charge of the Red Devils.
A former United player who scored the winning goal in the 1999 UEFA Champions League final, Solskjaer has said the club is in his heart.
“Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role,” he said.
Here is the official club statement
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
Clubs fans are not hopeful of silverware but they would like to see MUFC play attacking football again
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
‘A legend returns’
Premier League 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup 🏆🏆
Champions League 🏆
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now back at #mufc as a caretaker boss.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 19, 2018
A bit of banter never hurt anyone
Funfact : since being appointed as United's caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won as many trophies as Jürgen Klopp with Liverpool and Pochettino with Tottenham.
— WelBeast (@WellBeast) December 19, 2018
Counter narratives are not a bad idea either
Fun fact: since being appointed caretaker of Man Utd, Solskaer has won as many European Cups as Arsenal have in their entire history.
— JD (@Notorious_93) December 19, 2018
Do you agree?
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
He knows what he is doing
— Red Devil Bible (@RedDevilBible) December 19, 2018
United fans seem pretty excited
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) December 19, 2018
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 19, 2018
Manchester United sacked coach Jose Mourinho earlier this week citing the Portuguese tactician’s failings at the club.