26/10/2011 13:44, Report by Adam Marshall
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Scandinavian Reds

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 'The baby-faced Assassin' was one of the best bargain buys of all time. A snip at £1.5million from Molde after United missed out on signing Alan Shearer, the Norwegian became hugely popular in Manchester and, of course, his name is forever etched into the club's illustrious history after the dramatic winner against Bayern Munich in 1999.

Henning Berg: After shining at Blackburn, the versatile defender clinched a £5million switch to United. Although he only spent three full seasons at Old Trafford, he won two league titles and was part of the Treble-winning squad before returning to Ewood Park, initially on loan.

Ronny Johnsen: A reliable and under-rated figure who was equally at home in defence or midfield. An important player tactically for Europe, injuries hampered his progress as he suffered from a condition known as 'jumpers' knees'. Signed from Besiktas, he joined Aston Villa on a free transfer after leaving Old Trafford.

Jesper Blomqvist: A display that tormented David May and helped dump United out of the European Cup first alerted Sir Alex to the IFK Gothenburg winger's talents. Although he was in the 1999 Champions League final line-up on the left flank, the 1998 signing from Parma started only two league games

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United's Scandinavian stars

Jesper Olsen (Denmark)

John Sivebaek (Denmark) - pictured

Peter Schmeichel (Dernmark)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Norway)

Henning Berg (Norway)

Ronny Johnsen (Norway)

Jesper Blomqvist (Sweden)

Henrik Larsson (Sweden)

Anders Lindegaard (Denmark)


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