Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Treble-Winning Heroes Back Ole to Succeed at Reds

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Treble-Winning Heroes Back Ole to Succeed at Reds

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OLE Gunnar Solskjaer has received the backing of several of his Treblewinning team-mates as he prepares to take caretaker charge of United until the end of the season.

The former striker will effectively be 'loaned' to the Reds from his position as boss of Norwegian side Molde to see out the season at Old Trafford following Jose Mourinho's sacking on Tuesday. Solskjaer won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League as a player with United and has guided Molde to two Norwegian titles as a boss, and many in the game expect him to do well this season, despite disappointment in his previous taste of the English game as a manager with Cardiff.

Jaap Stam, who played alongside Solskjaer in United's Treble-winning team of 1999, said: "He knows the culture of the club, the fans like him. …

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