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Man United hires former striker Solskjaer as interim manager

Manchester United turned to a popular former player by hiring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager until the end of the season on Wednesday, 20 seasons after he scored the winning goal in the Champions League final.

Nicknamed the "Baby-Faced Assassin" during his time as a United player from 1996-2007, Solskjaer was known for his lethal finishing and ability to conjure up late goals typically as a substitute - none bigger than that close-range winner three minutes into injury time against Bayern Munich at Camp Nou in 1999.

Now he is on another rescue mission at United: To resuscitate the team after its worst start to a league season in 28 years, which led to the firing of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday after 2+ years in charge.

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