Man Utd Pay Initial £1.8m for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United have paid Molde around £1.8m (20m Norwegian Krone) to take Ole Gunnar Solskjær ‘on loan’ as caretaker manager until the end of the season, as per reports.

Solskjaer was announced as Jose Mourinho’s interim replacement on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after United parted ways with the Special One, following Sunday’s humiliating 3-1 loss at table-topping rivals Liverpool.

The 45-year-old, who began his career as a head coach by managing United’s reserves a decade ago, recently signed a new contract with Molde that ties him to the club until 2021.

But the Norwegian side has allowed the fan-favourite to make a temporary return to Old Trafford for an initial £1.8m.

It would cost an additional £7.2m (80m Norwegian Krone) should United chiefs decide to keep Solskjaer beyond the end of the season.