Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not park car in manager’s bay at training ground… as it’s ‘still Sir Alex Ferguson’s’


Solskjaer is very respectful of his former manager and holds him in high regard

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refuses to park his car in the manger’s spot as he believes it still belongs to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Solskjaer played under the legendary Scot for 11 years before retiring in 2007, and he still considers the space at the Carrington training ground to belong to his former boss, despite now having every right to park there.

The United boss refuses to park in the manager’s spot

According to The Sun, he told his staff: “It just doesn’t feel right parking there. It’s still the gaffer’s place.

A United insider said: “Sir Alex had his own spot. It’s a busy car park and we have been waiting for Ole to claim dibs on the bay after he started driving himself in.

“Ole is in before most of the staff but he is just as unassuming as we remember him.”

The Norwegian, who was initially appointed on a caretaker basis back in December, was named the club’s manager permanently last month.

He has spoken previously about Ferguson’s influence on him.

“Towards the end of my career I was more focused on what the manager said,” Solskjaer revealed

“You learn that there was a pattern to what he was saying. There’s a pattern to how he builds his team up to believe: ‘We are going to make this’.’

Ferguson has been a big influence on Solskjaer

Ferguson has been a big influence on Solskjaer

“I’ve used some of his team talks – You’ve got to plan, you can’t just act on emotion. As I got to know him, I realised it’s not just emotion.

Solskjaer watched as his side narrowly edged past West Ham 2-1 on Saturday evenint, courtesy of two Paul Pogba penalties.

They must now travel to Barcelona for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday, hoping to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg.

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