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Biography

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reluctantly called time on his United playing career on 28 August 2007 – 11 years and three days after it began with a goalscoring debut.

  • Position

    Forward

  • Country

    Norway

  • Date of birth

    26 Feb 1973

  • Joined

    29 Jul 1996

  • United debut

    25 Aug 1996

    v Blackburn (H) League

  • Left United

    28 Aug 2007

Goal of the Day: Solskjaer v Deportivo La Coruna

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Twenty years ago, Ole netted under the Old Trafford floodlights against Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna...

  • published time Mar 22Video

Goal of the Day: Solskjaer v Basel

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Happy 49th birthday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer! Here's one of the Norwegian hero's 126 United goals for your enjoyment...

  • published time Feb 22Video

Fred and Bruno join esteemed company

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Why midfield pair join a list containing Solskjaer, Cantona, Herd and Sir Bobby.

Goal of the Day: Solskjaer v Nottingham Forest

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Who else could we pick from Norway? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was on hand to score after Eric Cantona’s brilliance…

  • published time Jan 22Video

Eight Reds who returned from long absences

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Phil Jones isn't the first Red who has successfully fought back after spending so much time on the sidelines.

United 2 Watford 1

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30 March 2019: United's first game since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as manager on a permanent basis...

Cardiff City 1 United 5

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22 December 2018: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first game as our interim manager came away to his former club, Cardiff City...

United 2 Cardiff City 0

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28 January 2014: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer received a hero's welcome as he brought his Bluebirds side to OT...

United 1 Sunderland 0

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1 September 2007: A newly-retired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was honoured prior to this game versus Roy Keane's Black Cats...

United 4 Blackburn Rovers 1

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31 March 2007: After trailing at the break, the Reds hit four second-half goals to earn another important victory...

United 3 Reading 2

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30 December 2006: A third straight league win, and a third consecutive brace for Cristiano Ronaldo.

United 3 Wigan Athletic 1

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26 December 2006: The perfect late Christmas present? Three points on Boxing Day, of course!

Wigan Athletic 1 United 3

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14 October 2006: The Reds fell behind early on before hitting back with three second-half strikes.

United 2 Newcastle United 0

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1 October 2006: The Reds got back on the winning trail thanks to a brace from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Charlton Athletic 0 United 3

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23 August 2006: A debut for Michael Carrick and a first goal in nearly three years for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.