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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it was his "ultimate dream" to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as the manager of Manchester United.
In 2013, when the Norwegian was in charge of former club Molde, he spoke to Sky Sports about his ambitions to take over at Old Trafford one day:
"I think every player who has played for Manchester United that has a manager in them would have this as their ultimate goal and, of course, this is my ultimate dream." he said.
I'm sure if you ask Solskjaer himself, even he wouldn't have predicted his rise six years on.
Check out the full interview below:
Ole Gunnar Solskjær said in 2013 it's his dream to be manager of Manchester United, and now he's got a 3 year contract! :thumbsup: pic.twitter.com/LJHIggPcAs- Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) March 28, 2019
United fans were unsure whether their former striker could produce the goods as manager.
But supporters soon felt reassured after a clip emerged online that shows him in a training session at Molde.
While his players were keen to pass the ball around, Solskjær was puzzled by the fact that no-one is taking a shot:
"Does anyone want to shoot?" he asked.
"You're 18 yards away from goal and you keep f*****g passing it. Shoot!
"You won't ever score a goal if you don't shoot."
This style of managing started to take effect almost immediately.
Solskjaer won his first eight Premier League games in charge. soon amassing more Premier League points than any other club during that time.
He was soon announced as the club's permanent boss on Thursday morning, to the delight of many. United released the following statement:
"Manchester United announces that current caretaker manager and former striker, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, has been appointed as the club's full-time manager on a three-year contract...
Ole's at the wheel! We can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as #MUFC manager.- Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 28, 2019
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