Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bids farewell to Manchester United with 5-1 win

18 December 2010 11:36
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has bade a fitting farewell to Manchester United.

Solskjaer, 37, who has quit as reserve-team manager to take charge of FK Molde, in his native Norway, signed off this week with a 5-1 win over Newcastle United reserves.

Solskjaer takes up his post as manager of Norwegian side Molde,marking the end of the Old Trafford hero's 14-year spell at ManchesterUnited, which included an injury time  goal in the European Cup final win over Bayern Munich that marked his place among the club's legends.

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He will be joined in Norway by former Old Trafford backroom pair Mark Dempsey and Richard Hartis.

Solksjaer said: 'I've been away (from Norway) for 14 and a half years and felt it was time to go home.

'The opportunity to manage Molde was too good to turn down.

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'I'm looking forward to this challenge but it's massively hard to leave Manchester United.

'When I told the manager I almost had a tear in my eye.

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Source: Daily_Mail