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Biography

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reluctantly called time on his United playing career on 28 August 2007 – eleven years and three days after it began with a goalscoring debut.

On the field, the Norwegian became an embodiment of United’s never-say-die spirit in their most successful decade, often scoring late goals when points or trophies looked to have been lost. But off the field, he finally had to admit one defeat - in his battle with a persistent knee injury. On retiring, Ole said: “I would like to thank the manager, the coaching and medical staff and most of all the supporters. "The supporters have been fantastic and were a real inspiration to me when I was out injured. I feel proud to have represented United for 11 years and have some very special memories." Ole's many career highlights include his four goals in 12 minutes as a substitute at Nottingham Forest, in United's record away win (8-1). But surely the most special memory of all would be the Champions League final in 1999 when he best exhibited his ability to seize the whisker of a chance. His injury-time toe-poke past Bayern Munich keeper Oliver Kahn completed United's Treble and cemented his place in Reds folklore.

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  • Position

    Forward

  • Country

    Norway

  • Date of birth

  • Joined

  • United debut

    v Blackburn (H) League

  • Left United

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Ole: You have to bounce back at this club Article

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes beating Chelsea would be the perfect response to the disappointment of losing against PSG.

Kylian Mbappe celebrates his goal against United with Angel di Maria.

What we can learn from Mbappe Article

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes PSG frontman Kylian Mbappe can help to boost the goal accounts of United's forwards.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Revealed: What Solskjaer told the players Article

In his press conference, Ole explained the simple and direct message he delivered to his squad on Tuesday.

Paul Pogba in action against Kylian Mbappe

Video: PSG action & reaction Article

Watch the interviews, Solskjaer's press conference and highlights of United's first-leg defeat to PSG.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

'This defeat will not define our season' Article

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shares his assessment after United's defeat to PSG in the Champions League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sits between media manager Karen Shotbolt and Anthony Martial at the press conference

Why Ole is taking everything in his stride Article

Our caretaker manager exuded confidence as he addressed the media ahead of the latest huge test for his side.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks at a pre-match press conference

'Old Trafford needs a big European night' Article

Solskjaer expects a red-hot atmosphere that will rival previous Champions League ties against Roma, Bayern and Real.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Michael Carrick.

Solskjaer's team news for PSG test Article

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides an update on his squad for Tuesday night's big Champions League tie.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Solskjaer's respect for PSG Article

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described one PSG star as "a viking" ahead of Tuesday's Champions League tie at Old Trafford.

Anthony Martial celebrates his solo goal against Fulham

Video: Fulham action & reaction Article

Watch the interviews, Solskjaer's press conference and highlights of United's 3-0 triumph.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Paul Pogba.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says

"Paul is doing well, he's enjoying himself, he's playing well, his energy is high. I think the intention shows when you play Paul and everyone knew we needed to take this game seriously."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says

"We were put under pressure in the first 10 minutes but, once we scored the first goal, I thought we were different class. We can't rely on anyone's help, so we will just carry on the way we do."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole: Second half at Fulham was fantastic Article

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives his reaction to the Reds' comfortable win over the Cottagers.

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