By 90Min
December 19, 2018

Manchester United fans have been reacting to the news that club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will become their new manager on an interim basis.

United moved quickly to appoint Solskjaer following the sacking of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday, with the Norwegian tasked with taking charge until United appoint a permanent manager next summer.

David Beckham, who played alongside Solskjaer between 1996 and 2003, was one of the first to react to the appointment as he wished his former teammate luck for the daunting job that lies ahead, while Rio Ferdinand also threw his support behind the former Cardiff boss.

The reaction among supporters has been mixed. After a period of time in which the club seemed to lose its identity, many are happy to have a legend at the helm for nostalgic value.

However, there are concerns about Solskjaer's managerial pedigree. He oversaw Cardiff's relegation to the Championship during his previous foray into English football in 2014.

Solskjaer did well at Molde though, winning two Norwegian league titles, and a widely-shared clip of him addressing his players in a training session shows that he is a fan of attacking football, which will go a long way to winning over the fans.

Oh yeah, and Mike Phelan has been appointed as Solskjaer's assistant.

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