Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'Considering Legal Action Against Paddy Power'
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly considering legal action towards 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 supposedly said Paddy Power will have "big problems" with him and promised that his lawyer would be on the case.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is furious about his face being used in an advert for the Irish betting company #paddypower . His lawyer is already on it! #ogs #solskjaer #mufc https://t.co/ThDWX4ZKKH
- Harald Hårfagre (@juicejacking) March 8, 2019
Paddy power getting sued by Solskjaer. For the use of his face without permision. The ad had the text «Theresa, time to try the Norwegian model?»(a reference to the Theresa May and Brexit negotiations) before they advertised with a game on whether Solskjær gets the United job.
- Solskjaer FC:beginner: (@FCSolskjaer) March 8, 2019
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.
Express yourself ... you'll get chances ... take them. Can @GNev2 do all the interviews please :muscle:pic.twitter.com/LpKrmbSVQD
- Sensible Soccer Ltd (@SoccerLtd) March 6, 2019
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.