Ole Gunnar Solskjær Profile
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a former Norwegian professional footballer who had a highly successful playing career in the 1990s and 2000s. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers in the history of Manchester United, where he spent the majority of his career, and his contributions to the game both at club and international level have earned him a place in the hearts of football fans all over the world.
Solskjaer was born in Kristiansund, Norway in 1973, and began his professional career with Norwegian club Clausenengen FK in 1990. After just one season, he was signed by Molde FK, where he quickly established himself as a prolific goalscorer. His performances at Molde earned him a move to Manchester United in 1996, where he would go on to spend the next eleven years of his career.
At Manchester United, Solskjaer became a fan favourite, scoring 126 goals in 366 appearances for the club. He was known for his lethal finishing ability and his ability to come off the bench and score crucial goals in important matches. Perhaps his most memorable moment came in the 1999 UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich, where he scored the winning goal in injury time to secure the treble for Manchester United.
Solskjaer's performances at Manchester United earned him a place in the Norway national team, and he went on to earn 67 caps for his country, scoring 23 goals. He played in the 1998 and 2000 UEFA European Championships and the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups.
After retiring from professional football in 2008, Solskjaer went into coaching and management, first with Norwegian clubs Molde and Kristiansund, and later with Cardiff City in the English Premier League. He returned to Manchester United in 2018 as the club's interim manager and led the team to an impressive run of victories, earning him the permanent position as manager.
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