Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals he abandoned a scouting mission during his Molde days because the player he was watching had a MOHICAN… as Manchester United boss admits he was ‘not interested’ after seeing his haircut
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the time he abandoned a scouting mission
- The manager was set to watch a transfer target during his time at Molde
- But he opted to leave after seeing the player was sporting a mohican haircut
- The Manchester United boss said he and his scout decided to go home
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he once abandoned a scouting mission because the player he was set to watch was sporting a mohican.
Solskjaer had travelled to assess a transfer target while he was manager of Molde but he took one look at the player’s haircut and quickly decided the player was not for him.
The Manchester United boss relayed the story during a Q&A with Sky Sports.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he once abandoned a scouting mission because the player he was going to watch had a mohican
Solskjaer had travelled to assess a transfer target while he was manager of Molde but was put off by his haircut
‘I once went to see a player and as he walked out of the dressing room or through the tunnel onto the pitch, he had a mohican, this was when I was back in Norway,’ said Solskjaer.
‘And I just said to my scout: “let’s go home, not interested.” That was a very short scouting trip.’
The story came up after Solskjaer had been asked about his first impressions of Bruno Fernandes when he went to watch him play for Sporting Lisbon.
‘What you see close up is the personality because you just follow him (Fernandes). I’d rather have Bruno’s fire in the belly and desire.
‘It’s so important for him to win and he makes every decision for the referee, decision for every team-mate. So what was a guy who never allowed anyone to rest, he wanted to be the best all the time.’
The United boss was also asked a series of other questions, including which player from the 1999 treble winners he would most like to add to his current squad.
‘They were all unbelievable individuals in a fantastic team,’ he said.
‘There’s some absolute top players there that you’d have skills and attributes for every single player – you’d want Becks’s crosses, you’d want Giggs’s dribbles, Jaap’s dominance at the back, Ronny Johnsen’s pace, Scholes’s everything.
‘You want every one of them, to be fair, but I’ve always said it and I have to say it again, if I choose one player: Roy Keane. Everything he did, he was a leader. He pushed everyone.’
The Manchester United boss said he would choose Roy Keane if he could pick one player from the 1999 treble winners to add to his current squad.
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