IT IS a big day for Manchester United and their prodigal son, Ole Gunner Solskjaer, as he takes charge for the first time since taking over as interim manager.
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Legendary Old Trafford chief Alex Ferguson used to hand Solskjaer and his team-mates verbal roastings so hot they were nicknamed the hairdryer.
Karren Brady reckons The Special One was the one to blame for this season’s struggles, not the Glazers, Ed Woodward, Paul Pogba, the squad, the fans or the structure.
POGGY IN THE MIDDLE
The Frenchman has not been in the starting XI for three Premier League games after falling foul of former boss Jose Mourinho.
RETURN OF THE JEDI
The Norwegian will channel his inner Luke Skywalker to rescue the club and end Mourinho’s Empire once and for all.
TRADITIONS WILL BE BACK
In terms of steadying the ship and getting the foundations at the club right in time for a more long-term decision, it’s the correct appointment.
22 YEARS ON
Ronny Johnsen, Jordi Cruyff, Karel Poborsky, Raimond van der Gouw and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer all came in under Sir Alex Ferguson’s watch in the summer of 96.
BACK WITH A BANNER
The Norwegian has been confirmed as United’s interim boss until the end of the season.
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MOUR TO MAUR
The United legend claims the job is his if he wants it – but will need at least two centre-backs, a midfielder and centre-forward.
The Man City boss, who was player at Barcelona before managing them to incredible success, believes being involved in the club’s history will help him during his spell as caretaker manager.
GUNNAR GO FOR IT
The Norwegian was installed until the end of the season following Jose Mourinho’s sacking – with the board looking to announce his permanent replacement in the summer.
The new manager also revealed that he is yet to see Alexis Sanchez, with the Chilean away from the Red Devils camp this week.
ALEXIS WON BET ON JOSE AXE
The £505,000-a-week flop messaged the Manchester United players’ group revelling in Mourinho’s demise and claiming he was now owed £20,000 from Marcus Rojo.
OLE WARNS STARS TO KEEP QUIET OUTSIDE CAMP
And in a warning shot to Paul Pogba and the rest of United’s stars the former striker has demanded EVERYTHING stays in house for the rest of the season.
JOSE PARKED THE BUS BUT COACHES MUST GO
Most of Mourinho’s coaching staff have been cleared out to make way for a new cohort, but Alvarez was kept at Old Trafford thanks to his relationship with shot-stopper David De Gea.
LIFE AND SOL OF XMAS PARTY
It was the perfect way to end what was a long first day in his new interim role after arriving at Carrington before 8am on Thursday morning.