Monday 21 October 2019

Norwegian fans honour Solskjaer with church rendition of Glory Glory Man United

The fans used the church’s bells to pay tribute to their compatriot Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Norwegian Manchester United fans g have hailed compatriot Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his success at Old Trafford (Hans Inge Ringodd)
Norwegian Manchester United fans g have hailed compatriot Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his success at Old Trafford (Hans Inge Ringodd)

By Edd Dracott and Max McLean, Press Association

Video shows the moment Norwegian Manchester United fans gathered near their local church to celebrate the managerial success of compatriot Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Around 30 people gathered in Haugesund, in Rogaland, Norway, as the church bells played the tune of 1983 hit and fan favourite Glory Glory Man United.

The footage, taken by Hans Inge Ringodd, sees the crowd braving what the journalist described as a “cold” and “windy” afternoon to show their support outside Var Frelsers Church.

Solskjaer, who was born in Kristiansund, Nordmore, played for the Norway national team and spent 11 years at Manchester United as a player under Sir Alex Ferguson before becoming caretaker manager of the Red Devils in December 2018.

Bernt Hjornevik is CEO of Manchester United Supporters Club Scandinavia said: “It’s actually quiet amazing to see Ole Gunnar – it means a whole lot for us Norwegian (fans) to see him back at Old Trafford.”

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (John Walton/PA)

The supporters club has 42,000 members across Scandinavia, 39,000 of which are Norwegians, making them the largest supporters club in the world according to their CEO.

Solskjaer has enjoyed an impressive run of results since taking charge of United, culminating in an historic victory over Paris St Germain in the Champions League last week, and for Mr Hjornevik he has done enough to earn the job full-time.

“He has turned the club upside down in a positive wave in just two and a half months,” said Mr Hjornevik.

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