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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Molde Team 'Changed Fantasy Football Teams' When He Joined Manchester United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Molde Team 'Changed Fantasy Football Teams' When He Joined Manchester United

Some of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's former players at Molde decided to remove Manchester United players from their fantasy teams when he took the job in late 2018, according to reports.

After almost three years in charge at the club, Solskjaer was relieved of his duties on Sunday morning following a dismal run of form that ended with a 4-1 defeat against Premier League strugglers Watford.

He said his goodbyes to players and staff at Carrington hours later and in a bid to voice his appreciation for everyone associated with Manchester United, he bowed out with an incredibly emotional final interview.

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Minus the final months of his reign, where United lost seven of their last 13 games, Solskjaer can look back on his time at Old Trafford with fond memories.

He was named the club's caretaker boss in December 2018 following the sacking of Jose Mourinho and three months later, was appointed permanent manager on a three-year contract.

The Norwegian's biggest moment at the helm was arguably that Champions League night in Paris, when a 90th-minute penalty from Marcus Rashford sent the Reds through to the quarter-finals in dramatic fashion.

But he had his doubters.

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PA: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under intense pressure at Manchester United.
PA: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under intense pressure at Manchester United.

In fact, according to The Times, a number of players from Eliteserien side Molde FK - a club Solskjaer has managed on two occasions - had their doubts about his chances at Old Trafford; so much so that they began taking United players out of their Fantasy Football teams.


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Solskjaer, who played for Molde prior to joining Manchester United as a player in 1996, returned to the club in 2010 and enjoyed four successful years in charge at The Aker Stadion before joining Cardiff City in 2014.

After being sacked at Cardiff a year later, he returned to Norway for a second spell in charge of Molde in 2015.

He once again helped his former club progress and three years later, the 48-year-old was handed the Manchester United job on a permanent basis after winning 14 of his 19 games in charge as caretaker manager.

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Image credit: PA
Image credit: PA

In his final interview before leaving Manchester United, an emotional Solskjaer opened about managing his dream club.

"I'm so honoured and privileged to have been trusted to take the club forward, and I really hope that I leave it in a better state than when I came," he said.

"I've made great friends, I've reconnected with some great friends, new staff coming in I've become really good friends with. The other staff that was here when I was there, we're good friends and we have connected and that's what it's about at a club like this. With the fans, the fans have been amazing.

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"From day one at Cardiff until the last one now. [They've been] top, and we'll see each other again."

Image credit: PA
Image credit: PA

Featured Image Credit: PA/Premier League Fantasy Football

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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