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Solskjaer reveals which United player resembles him the most

29 Sep 1996: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United celebrates during an FA Carling Premiership match against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. Manchester United won the match 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Ben Radford/Allsport

Ahead of next Sunday’s match against Fulham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed which United player reminds him of his player days. 

There aren’t many players who resemble Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from his days as a player at Manchester United. The Norwegian manager was spotted by Sir Alex Ferguson from an early age and he sort of became a cult player for the Red Devils’ followers. There was never a sense he would become a Ballon d’Or winner but he was always reliable in tight situations. For that reason alone, he earned his place inside United’s history books.

Now that he is the club’s manager, he was questioned about the player who resembles him the most. Although his choice still has a long way to go, Ole knows exactly who that player is. His choice might surprise more than one supporter but that doesn’t make Solskjaer wrong. The gaffer picked Mason Greenwood as the one player who reminds him of his days as a player. 

The reason Ole picked Greenwood.

During a Q&A session on Manchester United’s website, Ole picked the player and explained himself: “There are so many things. It depends on if it’s the mentality, the attitude. Is it the technical attributes? I’d like to think that Mason is the one who reminds me about myself the most, as a finisher and goalscorer. We should have had a competition me and him to see who is the most accurate finisher!

“For me, the core value is to be a good person; to be hungry, to learn, to be humble and hard-working but also be able to express your talent. You know, we want to play fast, attacking football with players who enjoy football, not afraid of anything, show courage to go, and showcase that skill that so many of our fans pay to come and watch every Saturday or Wednesday. So, be positive, show your skills but always work hard.”