Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Son, Noah, Makes His Debut Against Manchester United
Manchester United's penultimate pre-season friendly against Kristiansund was a very special occasion for the Solskjaer family.
Noah Solskjaer, the teenage son of Ole, made his senior debut for the Norwegian side Kristiansund when he came on in the 85th minute on Tuesday afternoon.
It was a special moment for the Manchester United manager as well, who gave his son a high five before coming on.
86' - Noah Solskjær comes on for Kristiansund. Ole looking on with a pride smile #mulive
- utdreport (@utdreport) July 30, 2019
Big cheers all around when Ole Gunnar Solskjærs son - Noah Solskjær - comes on the field :clap: pic.twitter.com/sFQarfTJNK
- Anders Zerener (@Zerener) July 30, 2019
Ole's son, Noah Solskjær making his debut for Kristiansund against Manchester United.- ً Ellis (@UtdEllis) July 30, 2019
The beautiful game! pic.twitter.com/GNEqbZHdlE
Manchester United went on to win the game 1-0 thanks to a last minute penalty from Juan Mata, but the appearance of young Solskjaer grabbed the headlines.
The 19-year-old, who has made 13 appearances for Kristiansund B team, scoring once, has trained with the first team in recent days, according to Norway's Aftenposten.
Kristiansund manager Christian Michelse heaped praised on the 19-year-old ahead of the clash.
"While his father was more effective the closer he came to the box, Noah is more the one who sets up the attacks." he said.
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Noah Solskjaer makes his debut for Kristiansund. Go on lad! Proud dad @olegs26_ole! :flag_ye: #MUFC pic.twitter.com/lAmhQsmIBu
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"He has lots of skills and football understanding - Noah has gone to a good school. He and several of these youngsters have been with us for a while.
"We knew they were good football players, but what is fun is that we see that they are taking the level more and more.
"It's great for them and fun for us to see them grow well."
Noah, who is pictured below during Manchester United's Premier League title celebrations in the early 00's, moved to the club in 2017 from Ole Gunnar's former club Clausenengen FK.
He is a defensive midfielder who has based his game around former United midfielder Michael Carrick.
In fact, he called the former England international a "role model" in a more recent interview.
Kristiansund CEO Kjetil Thorsen has also spoken about Solskjaer Jnr getting a chance against Premier League opposition.
"It's fun, even though I don't know how he will be prioritized. It gives the fight an extra dimension." he said.
Let's hope Noah Solskjaer can build on his fleeting career and one day play at the highest level.