Man United appoints Solskjaer as caretaker manager

Manchester United on Wednesday has appointed its former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager until the end of the season.

On Tuesday, Manchester United sacked Jose Mourinho after the club made their worst start to a season in almost 30 years.

Solskjaer will remain in place while the club looks for a new full-time manager. He joined United in 1996 as a player and was also a part of the team that won the treble of the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup in 1998/99.

“Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role,” the 45-year-old said after being appointed.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”

The former striker appointed after the approval from the Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who tweeted: “FINALLY CONFIRMED! Great day for Norwegian football. Good luck keeping control of the Red Devils.

Moreover, according to experts, Manchester United’s sacking of manager Mourinho will not harm their potential as a marketer’s dream but a continued slide in on-pitch performance could test the club’s aura of commercial invincibility.