Solskjaer appointed Manchester United caretaker manager

Former Manchester United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been confirmed as the club’s caretaker manager until the end of the season.

The Norwegian coach replaces Jose Mourinho who was sacked by United on Tuesday.

Solskjaer made 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007.

The 45-year-old will be joined by former Old Trafford coaching assistant Mike Phelan.

United’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward described Solskjaer as a ‘legend’.

He added: ‘His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back.

‘We are confident they will unite the players and the fans as we head into the second half of the season.’