Many footballers grew up supporting their club’s rival when they were younger, but who are these players?
It has always been said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United’s caretaker manager, grew up supporting Liverpool before growing up to become a legend at Old Trafford.
Solskjær new manager for Man U. That’s just insane!! Being a Norwegian and having the pleasure of playing with and against him, I am so proud of him! It’s a great opportunity for him as a manager. This shows everything is possible with hard work! I wish him all the best
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) December 19, 2018
Being from Norway, this had more to do with the fact the Reds were so dominant and, as a result, were always on telly at a time when Solskjaer was young and impressionable.
Taking the United job, he 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.”
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