A NORWEGIAN TV channel mocked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s terrible run of form – by recreating the famous Austin Powers scene.
With Manchester United fans singing “Ole’s at the wheel” since he took over at Old Trafford, TV 2 Sporten repalced Powers with Solskjaer as he struggled to manoeuvre his luggage cart.
The classic clip – with Solskjaer seamlessly photoshopped on – shows Ole struggling to complete a three-point turn in a narrow corridor.
He reverses, edges forward and desperately tries to wriggle himself out of his nightmare situation but instead only succeeds in bumping into the walls either side.
But just four weeks ago, the same TV station lauded Solskjaer as he was confirmed as the permanent United manager on a three-year deal.
That time, they hilariously headswapped Solskjaer into a Hobbit recreation.
Solskjaer was depicted as Bilbo Baggins, leaving his home – complete with the Molde club badge – and running past a bitter Jose Mourinho, a baffled Mauricio Pochettino and a bumbling Paul Ince with his new contract in hand.
Sir Alex Ferguson, Paul Pogba and Phil Jones are all spotted smiling together at the end of the clip as Ole takes the reins.
We must stick together, batten down the hatches and make sure we don’t do anything rash or stupid. We must stick together as a team and come back fighting.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
United’s run of seven losses in their last nine matches – including last night against rivals Manchester City – and their worst run of form for 57 years, has led to some questioning whether appointing the Norwegian on a full-time basis was the right decision after all.
Speaking last night following the derby defeat, however, Solskjaer insisted his side have not given up.
He said: “Having a time like this we must stick together, batten down the hatches and make sure we don’t do anything rash or stupid.
“We must stick together as a team and come back fighting.”
But former midfielder Roy Keane – who was a team-mate of Solskjaer’s at Old Trafford – believes the current crop of players will throw the new boss under the bus.
He said: “I don’t think his job is under pressure but he’s under pressure and he’s not getting the results and the performances.
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“I’m always intrigued after games when managers say: ‘they will be up for the next game’. You have to be up for every game. I don’t care whether its Man United or Altrincham.
“I don’t fall for the things said that they will now play well. These are the same players who threw Mourinho under the boss and they will do the same to Ole.
“Leopards don’t change their spots. There are too many bluffers at this club to get United back to the very top.”