Man Utd set to give blessing to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tribute by fans

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lost his job earlier this month (Picture: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Manchester United fans are reportedly planning a tribute to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for their upcoming clash against Arsenal.

The Red Devils will look to make it a third game unbeaten in all competitions when they face the Gunners at Old Trafford on Thursday night and there is set to be special recognition for the Norwegian boss.

Solskjaer was sacked earlier this month following a poor run of results but remains a club legend from his time as a player and retains plenty of respect for helping to bring the feel good factor back to United in his spell as manager.

According to ESPN, fans are planning to display a huge flag in the Stretford End in what will be United’s first home game since his departure.

United supporters have approached the club to discuss their plans and the tribute now looks set to go ahead with their blessing.

The visit of Arsenal will also be the first game since Ralf Rangnick’s appointment as interim manager until the end of the season.

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Manchester United fans still have plenty of love for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Picture: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Caretaker boss Michael Carrick will be in the dugout leading the team though with United still sorting Rangnick’s working visa which should be completed in time for the visit of Crystal Palace on Sunday.

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Solskjaer will most likely be watching United’s clash with Arsenal and he has already shown his appreciation to the supporters by giving a farewell interview to the club upon his sacking.

‘I wanted us to take the next step to challenge for the league, to win trophies,’ he said. ‘I want to get it out there, I’m going to leave by the front door, because I think everyone knows I’ve given everything for this club.

‘This club means everything to me and together we’re a good match, but unfortunately I couldn’t get the results we needed and it’s time for me to step aside.

‘I’m so honoured and privileged to have been trusted to take the club forward, and I really hope that I leave it in a better state than when I came.

‘The board and the owners have backed me in [terms of] bringing good people in, good players in and I think, or I know, I leave this club with a better squad.

‘The environment is fantastic, it’s an environment I’m proud of leaving because you have to enjoy coming in here working. I think there is potential in this club. We all love the club, and we all want to see it continue.’


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