Saturday 23 March 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has 'invited' Paul Scholes to 'come to Manchester United for a chat'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has invited former team-mate Paul Scholes to come into Manchester United for a chat following his abrupt exit from Oldham.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has invited former team-mate Paul Scholes to come into Manchester United for a chat following his abrupt exit from Oldham.

John Ford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has invited former team-mate Paul Scholes to come into Manchester United for a chat following his abrupt exit from Oldham.

Just 31 days after taking up his first managerial position, the 44-year-old quit on Thursday suggesting he had been misled by the Boundary Park hierarchy.

Solskjaer did not appear entirely surprised by Scholes' exit from the Sky Bet League Two side - and would welcomed him to come into the Aon Training Complex.

"Were you (surprised)?" caretaker United boss Solskjaer said with a smile.

"Well, he's probably got his reasons why he left. You've got to ask him (if he will go into management again).

"He's invited here if he wants to come and have a little chat about it. I've texted with him of course and it didn't work out as he wanted, so that's just management."

Scholes is sure to be an interested observer as United take on Wolves in Saturday evening's FA Cup quarter-final.

Romelu Lukaku will have to have a foot issue assessed, but there looks to be improvements on the injury front ahead of the trip to Molineux.

"He's had a sore foot this week so he's being assessed, so hopefully he'll get through today," Solskjaer said of Lukaku.

"Phil Jones is back. There's been so many players out.

"Anthony (Martial) has been training well this week. Who else has been out?

"Ander (Herrera) has been training, Jesse (Lingard) has been training, so obviously we've got a decision to make tomorrow on who is match fit."

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