Who is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?
- Ole played as a striker and spent most of his career with Manchester United
- He began his career from Norway with Clausenengen
- Ole played 366 times for United and scored 126 goals
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a former player and Norwegian professional football manager, who most recently was the manager of Manchester United FC. As a player, Ole played as a striker and spent most of his career with Manchester United. He also played as many as 67 times for the Norway national team.
Ole began his career from Norway with Clausenengen, for whom he scored 115 goals in 109 league appearances over five seasons, helping them earn promotion to the Norwegian Second Division in 1993, before moving to Molde, newly promoted to the Tippeligaen, for the 1995 season.
According to experts, Ole's goals helped Molde to a second-place finish and qualify for the UEFA Cup.
In 1996, Ole joined Manchester United for a transfer fee of £1.5 million. Also known as "the Baby-faced Assassin", Ole played 366 times for United and scored 126 goals during a successful period for the club.
He was regarded as a "super-sub" for his knack of coming off the substitute bench to score late goals. In injury time at the end of the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final, he scored the winning last-minute goal against Bayern Munich, with Manchester United having trailed 1–0 as the game passed 90 minutes, and winning the Treble for United.
It is also said that Manchester United became the only English club to have won all three trophies in a single year in 1999. However, the credit goes to Ole for his exceptional performance and match-winning goals.