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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United's new manager

Updated 1003 GMT (1803 HKT) March 28, 2019
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (L) joined Manchester United from Norwegian side Molde in 1996. At the time he was relatively unknown outside of Norway. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The striker became a vital member of the team, scoring 126 goals in 11 seasons at Old Trafford. He was nicknamed the "baby-faced assassin" for his youthful image and killer instinct in front of goal. Tony O''Brien/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
He became a United legend for scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final. His last-minute volley completed a stunning comeback against Bayern Munich. Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Solskjaer (L) retired in 2007. He won six Premier League titles, two FA Cup trophies and a Champions League during a glittering playing career. Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The Norwegian didn't leave the club entirely though. He spent three years managing the Manchester United reserve team, learning from Alex Ferguson. PAUL ELLIS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
In 2011, Solskjaer returned to Molde as the club's new first-team manager. He won consecutive domestic titles in a successful spell at his old side. CORNELIUS POPPE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A return to the Premier League soon followed. In January 2014, he took over Cardiff City but his time in Wales was less successful. His side were relegated into the Championship and Solskjaer was sacked after a bad start to his second season. Richard Sellers/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Following his dismissal, Solskjaer returned to Molde to retake his position as first-team manager. Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
On 19 December, 2019, Solskjaer was appointed as United's caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season -- following Jose Mourinho's dismissal. SVEIN OVE EKORNESVAAG/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
With the Norwegian at the wheel, Manchester United's players looked rejuvenated -- with the likes of Paul Pogba shining under the new regime. United won its first eight games under Solskjaer and climbed back into contention for a top-four finish in the English Premier League. IAN KINGTON/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
His credentials for the permanent job were given a boost after staging a stunning comeback to defeat PSG in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16. Solskjaer's side overturned a two-goal deficit at the Parc des Princes stadium, courtesy of a last-gasp penalty by Marcus Rashford. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
On 28 March 2019, Manchester United appointed Solskjaer as its new permanent manager. ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/AFP/Getty Images