Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaves turmoil in Manchester as Utd boss watches former club Molde

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OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER left Manchester this week as the United boss decided to pay his former club a visit.

The Norwegian, 46, returned to his homeland to watch Molde in action.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has escaped the turmoil in Manchester to return to his homeland
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The United boss watched his former club Molde in action at Kristiansund last night
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Solskjaer’s visit failed to inspire his old club as the league lost lost 3-2
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Solskjaer was Molde manager from 2011 to 2014, and then enjoyed a second stint there from 2015 until he replaced Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford in December.

And last night he travelled to cheer on his ex-players at their away game in Kristiansund.

But the unfortunate United king must feel like he is cursed as his presence failed to inspire his old side to victory.

Molde lost the clash 3-2, weakening their position at the summit of the Eliteserien.

They are striving for their first title since 2014 – an accolade Solskjaer led them to twice – but now only lead Odds BK via goal difference.

Solskjaer will be hoping his return to Norway will help take his off mind off the miserable end to United’s season.

He was furious after the dismal final day defeat to already-relegated Cardiff at Old Trafford.

The former striker cancelled a planned debrief the following day and is now desperate to get underway with overhauling the Red Devils squad.

And earlier this week United’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward vowed to back Solskjaer this summer.


While announcing the club’s latest financial results, the supremo said: “After a turbulent season, everyone is focused on building towards the success that this great club expects and our fans deserve.

“It clearly didn’t end the way we hoped, finishing sixth place, and with a disruptive managerial change part way through.

“Everyone at the club – the board, the manager, the squad and all the staff are resolute in our desire to get United back to the top of English football.

“We continually look to improve staff on and off the pitch to achieve this.”

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