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The Clause Solskjaer Had In Contracts At Previous Jobs Prove How Much He Loved Manchester United

The Clause Solskjaer Had In Contracts At Previous Jobs Prove How Much He Loved Manchester United

Following Jose Mourinho's sacking with United languishing 13 points behind the Premier League's top four, United turned to a club legend to salvage their season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepped in on an interim basis and has exceeded all expectations.

Fast forward three months and United find themselves in the mix of the top four battle, as well as eagerly anticipating a UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie with Barcelona in April after a miraculous comeback against PSG in the last round.

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Solskjaer's impact on United has been transformative, with a buzz being felt around Old Trafford for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, leading to fans calling for the Norwegian to be named full time manager.

It has emerged that Solskjaer had a clause in his contracts at Cardiff City and Molde, who he joined United from, that would allow him to return to Old Trafford.

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Speaking to NRK per 101greatgoals.com, the 46-year-old explained that he had clauses in his deals at both clubs to be able to return to the club he represented for 11 years.

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"I made sure to have a small, let's call it a clause, in my contracts, that said if Manchester United called, they would have to let me go."

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"Call me naïve, call me stupid, call me ambitious, call me whatever you want. But ever since I trained the reserves team the dream was to become the manager of Manchester United.

"I have to be my own man. But it so happens that Manchester United has a way of playing that suits me well."

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The former forward also confessed that he believed his opportunity to manage Manchester United wouldn't come following his disappointing spell in Wales with Cardiff City.

Solskjaer took over the Welsh outfit in January 2014 and came bottom of the Premier League with them, leading to relegation.

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He departed in September of that year, following a poor start to life in the Championship."After Cardiff I had to be honest and say I didn't think this would happen.

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"I had had seen it as a potential diving board, do well in Premier League and then Manchester United. But when it went as it did in Cardiff I thought It's over, I'm done."

Do you think Ole will still be at the wheel come next season? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Topics: cardiff, Football News, Solskjaer, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Norway, Old Trafford, Cardiff City, Molde

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