Manchester United have accidentally confirmed that Ole Gunnar Solskjær will be the new caretaker manager.
The announcement was posted on the club's official website, but the Red Devils have swiftly removed the news.
However, that didn't stop eagle-eyed football fans from taking a screenshot of the reveal.
Confirmed: Manchester United appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjær as interim manager.
Welcome back, Boss. :red_circle::flag_no: pic.twitter.com/DCiqmwB6CK
- The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) 18 December 2018
Manchester United have inadvertently announced Ole Gunnar Solskjær as the club's new interim manager. No official confirmation yet.
- Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) 18 December 2018
The 45-year-old former United forward will be in charge at Old Trafford until the end of the season, following on from the dismissal of former manager José Mourinho.
It was reported that United assistant manager Michael Carrick would assume the role of interim coach while the club secured their new caretaker boss.
"A caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the season while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new full-time manager," reads United's statement.
"The club would like to thank José for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future."
It's most likely that Solskjær's official appointment will come tomorrow, with the club initially suggesting that the announcement would be made in the next 48 hours.
The new United boss' first match in charge will be against Cardiff City on Saturday. Solskjær previously managed the Bluebirds for a short period of time in 2014.
I asked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a few years back who of the Old Brigade would manage Man U first and he said it would be Giggs, but now is seemingly his time. A fantastic and very talented guy, I hope the job doesn't change him for the worse.
- Philip O'Connor (@philipoconnor) 18 December 2018
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer interim Manchester United manager, he can do no wrong in the fans eyes. Lets see how he does with the useless wet arse's who currently pull the shirt on. Good luck #mufc
- Sean (@STallon88) 18 December 2018
Ole Gunnar Solskjær joins Manchester United as Interim Manager..#MUFC pic.twitter.com/gqU98F5zZH
- Red Devils Daily (@RedDevilsDaily) 18 December 2018
Norway's prime minister just now deleted a tweet congratulating Ole Gunnar Solskjær as the next United boss. pic.twitter.com/o8vfuOBfkA
- OverTheBar (@OverTheBarFB) 18 December 2018
In what is surely a first, Norwegian PM Erna Solberg broke the news that Ole Gunnar Solskjær will be the new Manchester United manager.
She has since deleted the tweet. pic.twitter.com/Sqz8OhPlcf
- EiF (@EiFSoccer) 18 December 2018
For a generation of United supporters Solskjaer is a man who whose very name brings a smile. That already feels like progress after the misery of 2018. He will restore courage, joy and spirit to United's play. But still...Football bloody hell....- Adam Crafton (@AdamCrafton_) 18 December 2018
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