[217], In 2010, the Sunday Times Sport Rich List estimated his personal wealth to be around £10 million, making him one of the richest coaches in British football. Reflecting on this aspect of his career years later, Solskjær said: "I had to think about myself, how can I do the most damage for the opposition if I come on? Birth Sign Pisces. [68] Mario Basler scored from a free kick in the sixth minute putting Bayern ahead. On 17 April 2011, Solskjær won his first Tippeligaen game at Molde with the 3–2 home win over Stabæk. I sat there and I studied football games but I didn't exactly analyse their strikers. He is currently the manager of English club Manchester United. [16] Solskjær's final season at the club was in 1994, with him scoring 31 of CFK's 47 goals,[14] helping the club achieve a mid-table finish of sixth place. [112][113] On 19 October, he earned a point for United in a 1–1 draw against Fulham, equalising in the 61st minute. [182][183] Molde were drawn against Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg on 6 August,[184] who they faced on 23 August with Molde losing 3–1 away. Popularity . OLE Gunnar Solskjaer is making headlines across the nation thanks to his new gig at Manchester United. [119] As of his retirement, Solskjær held the record for the most goals scored for Manchester United as a substitute, scoring 28 goals off the bench,[120] as well as the most Premier League goals as a substitute with 17,[121] a mark which has since been passed by Jermain Defoe. He is … [62], On 6 February, Solskjær came off the bench in the 71st minute during United's 8–1 win over Nottingham Forest and went onto to score four goals in the last 12 minutes of the match. [135], On 18 May 2012, Molde gave Aston Villa permission to discuss their vacant managerial role with Solskjær, following the sacking of Alex McLeish. [71], Solskjær scored his first goal of the 1999–2000 season on 11 August 1999, netting in the 84th minute in a 4–0 win over Sheffield Wednesday. [87] He scored another brace on 23 December, against Ipswich Town in a 2–0 victory. Ferguson commented after the match that "it was a great moment for Ole, United fans everywhere, the players and the staff" and that "Ole has been through a torrid time with injuries for the last two years, but he's persevered and never lost faith and has got his repayment tonight. [134], On 18 March 2011, Molde played their first league game under Solskjær and suffered an embarrassing 3–0 defeat to newly promoted Sarpsborg 08. The game finished in a 1–1 draw with Solskjær scoring the only goal for Norway. Solskjær did make his comeback against Blackburn Rovers as a late substitute, and even scored in the 89th minute to seal Manchester United's 4–1 win. [128], As announced on 20 May 2008, he took over the Manchester United Reserves during the summer of 2008. Ole Gunnar Solskjær is a Norwegian football manager and former player. He made his first-team return as a substitute in the match against Birmingham City on 28 December. [55], Solskjær stayed at Old Trafford even though other clubs showed interest in the player in 1998. [29] However, in his next match on 21 April 1996 against Moss, he scored a hat-trick as Molde won 8–0. He also captained the team in a number of matches. [17] In Solskjær's five years playing for Clausenengen, he averaged more than a goal a game, scoring 115 goals in 109 matches. [130], Shortly after the resignation of Åge Hareide from the position, Solskjær was offered the opportunity to coach the Norwegian national team; he declined, saying that it was not yet the right time for him to become the Norway coach. On 21 May 1993, CFK faced Molde in the Norwegian Football Cup, with Solskjær scoring Clausenengen's only goal in their 6–1 defeat. His last match was the 2007 FA Cup Final against Chelsea, but he had to settle for an FA Cup runners-up medal, as an extra-time goal from Didier Drogba gave Chelsea the victory. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged his Manchester United players to prove they have come of age in Sunday’s £100million game. United", "UEFA Champions League – Man. He has admitted that he is not his son Noah's favourite player – his former United teammate Wayne Rooney is,[208] while drawing inspiration from Michael Carrick. [75] Solskjær equalised for United against Liverpool in a 1–1 draw on 4 March 2000. They will do all in their power to get what they want; they are uncompromising when they get into an argument. United-Bayern", "Games played by Ole Solskjaer in 1998/1999", "UEFA Champions League – Bordeaux-Man. Academy team. [129] On 12 May 2009, Solskjær won his first Manchester Senior Cup by defeating Bolton Wanderers 1–0 at the Reebok Stadium. [163][164] After losing the next two matches, Molde went unbeaten for the next seven games, winning six with two last minute victories against Odd and Vålerenga – seeing Molde go second. [8][9] At the age of seven, he joined local football club Clausenengen,[10] who were in the 3. [211], On 24 October 2008, Solskjær was awarded the First Class Knighthood of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav by King Harald V of Norway. At the age of seven, he joined the local football club Clausenengen. [213] Solskjær is the youngest ever recipient of the knighthood, usually bestowed upon notable members of society in their later years. 47 Year Old Soccer Player #3. Birthday February Feb 26, 1973 . As a player he spent most of his career playing as a forward for Manchester United. United-Real Madrid", "Games played by Ole Solskjaer in 1999/2000", "Games played by Ole Solskjaer in 2000/2001", "UEFA Champions League – Man. [11] Solskjær supported Liverpool as a child. [22] He also scored in the second leg as Molde won 2–1 (3–2 on aggregate) and qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup proper. [citation needed], Following his lengthy layout to injuries Solskjær made his full game comeback on 2 September 2006, when he scored the first and last goals in a 4–1 win against Hungary in a Euro 2008 qualifying match. [212] He was presented with the award in a ceremony the next day in his hometown of Kristiansund. [92] On 10 April, he scored the winning goal in United's 2–1 victory over Charlton Athletic, scoring only six minutes after coming on in the 76th minute. divisjon. [76] Three days later, he came off the bench in the 83rd minute against Bordeaux, scoring a minute later from goalkeeper Raimond van der Gouw's long ball. Clausenengen were promoted to the 2. divisjon in 1993, winning the 3. divisjon by 12 points. The match took place on 21 September with Molde losing 3–0 to Lillestrøm, who went on to win the Cup. [94][66] That season Solskjær scored 10 league goals in 31 appearances (19 starts). Additionally, he came on as a substitute to score an injury-time winner in the 2–1 victory over Aston Villa at home in the FA Cup third round on 7 January 2007. He also played in the 2004 FA Cup Final, which the club won. [57] On 11 November, Solskjær put two past Nottingham Forest in a 2–1 win, helping United advance to the fifth round of the League Cup. However, a knee injury suffered against Panathinaikos on 16 September 2003 put Solskjær out of action until February 2004. Ole Gunnar Solskjær is a Footballer. He was regarded as a "super sub" for his knack of coming off the substitute bench to score late goals. [32] He finished his time at Molde with 41 goals in 54 games in all competitions. [136] However, Solskjær decided to remain with Molde to avoid disrupting his family after they had settled back in Norway. Solskjær also supervises a training academy for young footballers in his home town of Kristiansund, and is a patron of the Manchester United Supporters' Trust. [104][105] He scored yet another brace on 30 March, putting two past Leeds United as 'the Red Devils' won 4–3. [15] Clausenengen were promoted to the 2. divisjon in 1993, winning the 3. divisjon by 12 points. As a player, he was a part of a hugely successful era for the club and won the Premier League title 6 times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in the 1998–99 season. [169][170], The 2018 Eliteserien was Molde's best year under Solskjær since his return, starting the season with three wins against Sandefjord, Haugesund and Tromsø sending Molde top. [114], Solskjær was subsequently given his time again when David Beckham picked up an injury and Ferguson played the Norwegian on the right wing. Ole has dated – Silje Solskjær (1992–Present) – Ole and Silje began dating in 1992 after they met in Kristiansund, Norway, where Ole was representing the Clausenengen soccer club. He continued his great goal scoring start by scoring three goals in his first competitive appearances for the national team during the 1998 World Cup qualifying campaign. [194], Solskjær's first match was against his former club, Cardiff City, on 22 December 2018, with United finishing as 5–1 winners. [19][20] Solskjær scored a penalty in Molde's 4–1 victory over Strindheim on 30 July. [5], Solskjær remained at Manchester United in a coaching role as well as in an ambassadorial capacity. [21][20], On 10 August, Solskjær played in his first European competition, the qualification round for UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, against Belarussian team Dinamo-93 Minsk. Under the guidance of Solskjær, Molde managed to recover and at the end of the season the team finished in sixth place with 44 points in 30 matches. The manager is ushering in a vibrant core who made his XI against Chelsea on the opening day the youngest of the weekend – at an average age of 24 years and 227 days – and that mark was lowered to 24 years and 173 days at Wolves on Monday. [37] He scored his first brace for United against Tottenham Hotspur on 29 September, scoring the only goals of the game in the 38th and 58th minutes.