Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Invites Sir Alex Ferguson To Manchester United Training

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Invites Sir Alex Ferguson To Manchester United Training

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer invited Sir Alex Ferguson to the Manchester United’s Carrington training complex ahead of tomorrow’s game against Bournemouth.

The Norwegian is looking for a third consecutive victory after becoming interim manager and asked for his old boss to head down to training – an invite that was duly accepted by the 13-time Premier League winner.

Solskjaer, who scored the memorable winner to seal United’s treble win in 1999, played under the legendary Scot for 11 years.

Image: PA

Image: PA

And in his very first press conference upon his return to the club as caretaker manager, the 45-year old revealed he texted Sir Alex as soon as he got the call.

“I have been in touch with the gaffer quite a bit,” Solskjaer said.

“Well, he signed me 22 years ago, so he is the big part of course.

“I don’t know what input he had but when I got the call, of course, I texted the boss.

“I have been in touch with him and I am going to enjoy a nice cup of tea back at his house to sit down and discuss a few ideas.”

After recovering from life-saving surgery to tackle a brain hemorrhage back in May, the 76-year old made his return to Old Trafford in September and has regularly been in the stands for United games ever since.

And United fans will no doubt be buzzing to see him linking up with Solskjaer in training this morning for all the nostalgia that it brings back.

Ryan Giggs, meanwhile, revealed that Solskjaer would takes notes of Fergie while he was injured and was already thinking like a manager.

“He was always quietly confident, believed in his own ability and even though people think he’s a nice guy, he’s got an edge to him,” the Welshman told MUTV after Solskjaer’s United beat Huddersfield 3-1 on Boxing Day.

“He’s gradually got more experience and when he had that injury and time out he used to take notes of things Sir Alex [Ferguson] would do so I believed he would do a good job and go in to coaching.

“You just need a little bit of edge to be a manager and he has that.”

Josh Lawless

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