Ole Gunnar Solskjær has returned to his former club to become Manchester United’s caretaker manager until the end of the season.
Solskjær spent 11 seasons at United as a player and replaces José Mourinho, who was sacked earlier this week after his failure to rejuvenate the team despite massive summer spending.
The Norwegian arrived at Carrington today to take training and has been on MUTV to speak about the job and what he hopes to achieve.
The team are expected to make a permanent appointment following the end of the season but the caretaker manager could be in with a shout if performances improve.
These were the best tweets and jokes as Ole Gunnar Solskjær takes over at Man Utd, temporarily at least:
If Manchester United have six months of Solskjaer, they’ll then need two years from this guy to straighten them out. They’re a package deal pic.twitter.com/kl73rL8q1G
— Scott Johnson (@roathboy) December 18, 2018
Clive Tyldesley: *watching the news*
He's lost it!
Wife (from another room): what?
Clive: JOSE MOURINHO HAS LOST THE JOB AS MANAGER OF MANCHESTER UNITED!
Clive: …AND SOLSKJAER HAS WON IT!
— Marius Sæther Flå (@mariusfla) December 18, 2018
Solskjaer giving Mata instructions is gonna be the purest interactions witnessed in football.
— United Religion (@Unitedology) December 18, 2018
United fought off the likes of Lillestrøm, Notodden and The Shire to secure the services of Solskjaer.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 19, 2018
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, 15 minutes after being appointed as United manager, is already level with Pochettino at Spurs and Klopp at Liverpool on the trophy count.
— Michael (@TFWriter) December 19, 2018
— Abdul (@Abdulghaleiw) December 20, 2018
Just to keep Man City fans in the loop Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a former Manchester United player
— Lfc Kev (@Kev1Lfc) December 19, 2018
I would have appointed Andy Cole as the new Manchester United manager. Then replace him with Solskjaer with a few games to go.
— Steven (@mirkobolesan) December 19, 2018
— Stretford Paddock (@StretfordPaddck) December 19, 2018
Me when United complete three passes in a row for the first time under Solskjær. pic.twitter.com/9xu5jyZWsb
— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) December 19, 2018
Surely the day's Big Question: just who pronounced Solskjaer's surname the best?pic.twitter.com/TWQA9RXJwU
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) December 18, 2018
Find me a 7 year old who can spell Solskjaer!!
— Chris Murphy (@Gribbler79) December 20, 2018