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BREAKING: Man United names Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, caretaker manager

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Manchester United has appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the caretaker manager until the end of the 2018 / 19 season .

In a tweet on its verified Twitter handle , the football club said , Solskjaer would be joined by Mike Phelan as the first -team coach , together with Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna .

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In a statement released by the club on , Solskjær scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007 .In 2008 , he became the club ’ s reserve -team manager , before taking the managerial role at FC Molde in Norway .

Man U revealed that Solskjær would be in charge of the first team with immediate effect and will remain in place while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new full- time manager .

“ Manchester United is in my heart and it ’ s brilliant to be coming back in this role . I ’ m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club , ” said Solskjær .

Ed Woodward , Man U’ s Executive Vice Chairman said , “ Ole is a club legend with huge experience , both on the pitch and in coaching roles . His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back . We are confident they will unite the players and the fans as we head into the second half of the season . ”

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