Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 22 August 2019

Finally confirmed! Norway's Prime Minister gets it right this time as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named Manchester United manager

Erna Solberg sent her congratulations prematurely on Tuesday after United mistakenly revealed the news early

She jumped the gun previously, but Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg got it right this time as she congratulated fellow citizen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on his appointment as Manchester United's interim manager.

Rumours were swirling yesterday as to who would replace Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford hot seat, with Solskjaer among the front runners.

Then the official Manchester United website published an article featuring some of Solskjaer's goals during his time as a player at the club, only to describe him as the new interim manager. The article was swiftly removed but not before thousands around the world saw it.

This prompted Solberg to hit the publish button herself before deleting her tweet which read: "Great day for Norwegian football. Good luck keeping control of the Red Devils @olegs26_ole."

However, she was back on Twitter today and managed to get it right just minutes after the official confirmation came through from United.

Her support for Solskjaer wasn't taken in the best spirit by all on Twitter.

The eventful past 24 hours saw another social media gaffe, this time involving United's Paul Pogba.

The French midfielder, whose relationship with Mourinho was known to be strained, posted an image of himself on his Instagram and Twitter accounts with a smug look on his face and a description reading: "Caption this!" immediately after the announcement that the Portuguese was leaving the club. The post was deleted minutes later.

Suggestions spread across social media that the post was part of an Adidas marketing campaign and was removed because of its bad timing.

Solskjaer scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007. In 2008 he managed the club’s reserves, before taking the managerial role at Molde in Norway.

He will be United's caretaker manager until the end of the season.


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