Man Utd boss Solskjaer to get his own statue in Norway as locals raise £53k

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to get his own statue in his Norwegian hometown with locals raising the cash.

Manchester United boss Solskjaer has previously seen a statue of himself made though will now reportedly get one in Kristiansund.

Local Norwegian paper Tidens Krav reported that the statue will be created by artist Tore Bjorn Skjolsvik.

And fans have already raised £53,000 to cover the costs and will gift the sculpture to the buyer.

Any profits are then set to go to charity with Solskjaer honoured to see the plans in his hometown, which has a population of just 24,000.

"My career shows that it is possible even from little Kristiansund to reach your goals,” the Red Devils manager said.

"I am of course incredibly grateful for the opportunities my football career has given me."

Solskjaer joined the local Division Three side Clausenengen aged seven in 1980 have grown up in Kristiansund.

He earned a move to Molde after four years with the senior side, where he scored over a goal a game.

He earned a reputation as a supersub at Manchester United having headed to Old Trafford in 1996.

Now the manager of the Red Devils, Solskjaer will always be remembered for scoring a dramatic late winner in the 1999 Champions League.

Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in the dugout in 2018 having initially stepped into coaching with United’s reserves.

He had managed Cardiff in between two stints as Molde boss before returning to Old Trafford in his current role.

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