United botch Solskjaer unveiling thanks to website gaffe
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has apparently been announced as Manchester United's interim manager - albeit a little earlier than they wanted.

The Red Devils released a video of their iconic 1999 Champions League final win with the caption "Solskjaer becomes our interim manager, 20 seasons after clinching the Treble with THAT goal at Camp Nou ... " but then quickly removed it from their website.

(Courtesy: manutd.com)

Manchester United are seeking a swift temporary appointment to the first team's helm after Jose Mourinho was fired as manager earlier on Tuesday.

Solskjaer - nicknamed the "Baby-faced Assassin" during his playing days - is a legend at Old Trafford through his scoring of vital goals, with none more important than his match-winning prod against Bayern Munich in Barcelona. In addition to that Champions League triumph, he won six Premier League titles and two FA Cups during his memorable Manchester United stay.

His coaching career has been less notable. It began promisingly with title wins for Manchester United's reserve team and Norwegian side Molde, but a miserable spell in charge of Cardiff City saw him eventually return to Molde with his tail between his legs. He hasn't added to his medal collection since his second Molde homecoming.

If his contract situation at Molde and paperwork at United is cleared on time, Solskjaer's first match overseeing the Stretford outfit will be against Cardiff on Saturday.

United are suffering their worst start to a season in 28 years and are a huge 19 points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool. Fourth place, which is understood to be the minimum requirement for the club, is 11 points off.

United botch Solskjaer unveiling thanks to website gaffe
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