READ WHAT ED WOODWARD HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE NEW MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER

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Manchester United on Tuesday confirmed the sack of Jose Mourinho as the new club boss and the club have now appointed club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the interim manager for the rest of the season.

Mike Phelan will work as the first-team coach, and will work alongside Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.

Speaking about his appointment, Solskjaer said: “Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role. I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”

Ed Woodward, United executive vice-chairman also revealed that he was delighted with the appointment of Solskjaer.

He said: “Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on the pitch and in coaching roles. 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.”

Solskjaer spent 11 years at Old Trafford between 1996 and 2007, scoring 126 goals in 366 appearances. In that time, he won six Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup twice.