Solskjaer’s former Molde players ‘changed fantasy football teams as they feared he would struggle’ at Man Utd

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER was initially appointed as interim boss of Manchester United with limited managerial experience.

He joined from Norwegian side Molde, and a number of his ex-players reportedly TOOK OUT Manchester United stars from their fantasy teams because they knew he would flop.

Some of Solskjaer's former players seemingly had little faith that he would succeed at Old Trafford

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Some of Solskjaer’s former players seemingly had little faith that he would succeed at Old TraffordCredit: AP

According to The Times, Solskjaer’s appointment prompted Red Devils to be removed from the fantasy teams of some of Molde’s squad.

The Norwegian boss was initially appointed as interim boss after Jose Mourinho was sacked in December 2018.

His only other managerial experience came at Cardiff City, and he was expected to return to Molde when United found a permanent successor to Mourinho.

A good run of form though saw Solskjaer earn the role on a permanent basis.

But seven defeats in his last 12 games in charge prompted Old Trafford bigwigs to relieve Solskjaer of his duties on Sunday.

That could see an influx of fantasy managers re-instil United players to their Dream Team line-ups when a new manager is appointed.

SunSport exclusively revealed that Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is the No1 choice to replace Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

The ex-Liverpool manager has already been contacted by the club with United bigwigs prepared to pay the Foxes £8million in compensation.

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That’s on top of a hefty £7.5million payoff for Solskjaer.

Rodgers has even started house hunting in Cheshire in preparation for taking the role.

Solskjaer fought back tears in one last Manchester United interview after being given the chop.

And the classy Norwegian then stopped his car to hug a United fan after leaving Carrington for the final time.

Solskjaer reportedly told him it has been an honour managing United for the last three years before taking off in his Range Rover.

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