Solskjaer was often used, throughout his United career, as an impact substitute, kept on the bench, observing, watching, waiting, noticing patterns in the game, making him ready to instantly have an impact upon arrival. Despite lengthy periods on the bench, he never complained, never sulked, never attempted to manoeuvre his way out of the club (Tevez take note), and gave his all when he arrived upon the pitch.
He scored four goals in twenty minutes after arriving on the field away against Nottingham Forest, he scored goals consistently over eleven glorious years at Old Trafford and, arguably, scored the most famous goal in United’s history. The Nou Camp. 26th May 1999. “Beckham, into Sheringham, AND SOLSKJAER HAS WON IT!”.
Following his enforced retirement in September 2007 due to a long-standing knee injury, Solskjaer assumed control of United’s reserve team, helping to develop some of the younger prospects in the United system, before eventually moving onto the Norwegian side from which he was signed, Molde. A legend of Old Trafford. A true team player. Thankyou Ole.