Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'To Sue Paddy Power'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is to sue Irish gambling company Paddy Power for using his likeness in an advert.

While Ole might be ‘at the wheel’ and on the verge of landing the United job full time, the likeable Norwegian was made aware of his image being utilised in the Evening Standard during an interview with Norwegian NRK on Friday.

In the British newspaper, the Paddy Power advert merged United’s interim boss with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

“Theresa, time to try the Norwegian model?” is the question asked in the advert, which also includes the betting odds of 1/16 on Solskjær getting the Manchester United job on a full-time basis after the incredible job he has done so far.

But given he was not consulted by the gambling fIrm, the 46-year old reacted strongly to the advert. He said Paddy Power will have “big problems” with him and promised that his lawyer would be on the case.

The man representing Solskjaer, Erik Flågan, has already stated Paddy Power can expect a compensation claim coming their way.

Still, despite this, we can all agree that Solskjaer is the most humble man in football.

After his side’s historic comeback against Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain at the Parc des Princes, he was involved in a wonderful post-match interview with former teammate Gary Neville, who asked him three key questions:

“Ole Gunnar, I’ve got three very questions for you: How long you would you like on your contract? What would your salary be, and where would you like the statue?”

Solskjaer’s response is why he will go on to become one of the all-time greats. Just check it out above.

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field – including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.


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