Solskjaer’s Xmas Man Utd gifts spark emotional scenes at training ground

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decided to take on the role of Santa Claus by spreading Christmas cheer at his former club Manchester United.

The Mail reported that the Norwegian treated key staff at the Old Trafford club by sending a bundle of luxury Christmas hampers to their training ground, leading to emotional scenes, reports MailSport.

Solskjaer’s immense generosity came despite the 48-year-old being sacked by his beloved club less than a month ago, having been succeeded by German coach Ralf Rangnick until the end of the season.

He had spent three-years in charge of the Red Devils where he maintains fantastic relations with the staff, after initially impressing as interim manager back in 2018.

But a poor run of form saw his side demolished by the likes of Liverpool and Watford in the lead up to his sacking.

Solskjaer was unable to instil any kind of coherent plan in his extremely talented squad of players, having spent north of £100million in the summer.

And a lack of identity and results eventually led him to lose the dressing room towards the end of his tenure as the United board ran out of patience.

The 1999 Champions League final goal-scorer was sacked on November 21 and was initially replaced by his assistant Michael Carrick while the club looked at longer term options.

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Carrick helped United rediscover their form with a draw away at Chelsea and a 2-1 win over Arsenal which put the club back on track.

Meanwhile, former RB Leipzig boss Rangnick was formally appointed and took charge of his first game against Crystal Palace last week.

Rangnick has won both of his Premier League matches so far with United climbing up to fifth in the table.

They face Brentford next away from home.

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