Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will take charge of Manchester United until the end of the season, the club confirmed on Wednesday morning.

The Norwegian, who played for United for 11 years between 1996 and 2007, replaces Jose Mourinho, who was sacked 24 hours earlier.

Speaking on 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.”

Club Executive, Ed Woodward added: “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.”

It was also confirmed that Mike Phelan has returned as the new first-team coach to work alongside Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.

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