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Karna Solskjaer, Daughter Of Ole Gunnar, Has Decided To Leave Manchester United

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Karna Solskjaer, Daughter Of Ole Gunnar, Has Decided To Leave Manchester United

Karna Solskjaer, the daughter of Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has decided to leave the club.

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The 19-year-old made her first-team debut in January during an FA Cup clash against Bridgewater United but she never featured in the Women's Super League.

Solskjaer won trophies in the club's academy setup but feels she's ready to take the next step in her development.

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She's signed for third-tier side AaFK Fortuna in her native Norway and the deal was confirmed on Tuesday.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

A striker by trade, just like her father, Solskjaer managed to average a goal every game during her time in United's academy system.

She scored 15 goals in 21 league appearances this season and also won the WSL Academy League with her mum and dad in attendance.

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United women's boss Marc Skinner spoke fondly of Solskjaer after bringing her on against Bridgewater and stressed it had nothing to do with her lineage.

He said: "It wasn’t a token for Karna, it was a deserved [debut]. Congratulations to her. Obviously she’s got a famous dad, but she wants to be famous in her own right."

The Solskjaers will go down in history as the first father and daughter combo to play for the Red Devils and that's something to be immensely proud of.

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Solskjaer Sr. became a club legend at Old Trafford and won six Premier League titles as well as the Champions League in 1999, scoring the all important winner against Bayern Munich.

He was regularly used as a substitute but had an eye for goal and gave it his all under Sir Alex Ferguson.

In 2018, he'd return to United as interim manager and get the job permanently three months later.

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The 49-year-old would remain in charge for two-and-a-half years before being sacked last November.

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Image Credit: Alamy

It's been a quiet few months for Solskjaer, who devoted most of his free time to supporting Karna.

All that is set to change however, as it's believed he wants to return to work in the summer.

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Norwegian outlet VG claim the former Molde boss has turned down 'several' jobs already, including one in the Premier League.

Solskjaer guided United to third and second in the Premier League during his two full campaigns in charge and they also reached the 2021 Europa League final, which they lost to Villarreal.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy & Manchester United

Topics: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United

Daniel Marland
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