The Way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Spoke About Sir Alex In Farewell Speech Is Amazing

Even before his first game as Manchester United's caretaker boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer asked his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson for some advice before beating Cardiff City at the end of last year.

Solskjaer, who played under the Scot for 11 years, spoke in depth about how important Sir Alex was on his career:

"He's influenced me with everything to be fair. " he told Manchester United's official website.

"The way he's dealt with people, the way he was the manager of the club, how he kept 25 international players happy, hungry and wanting to improve. But also the [way he dealt with] staff in and around the place.

"He's been my mentor. From my injury in 2003 at least, I was making all the notes, what he did in different, certain situations. Of course I've already been in touch with him, because there's no one better to get some advice from."

Solskjaer has since instilled the ethics and playing style of Ferguson on his United team, winning 10 games out of 11 in all competitions.

The Solskjaer/Ferguson partnership has been a match made in heaven, but this mutual respect has been very apparent for years.

Back in August 2008, he spoke about his manager in an emotional speech after a testimonial match against Espanyol.

The Norwegian holds back tears as he speaks about the man who helped develop his career. Brilliant.

It's an incredible watch, considering how far the former Manchester United striker has come in such a short space of time as a manager.

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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