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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Names Two Iconic Manchester United Players He Would Sign Right Now

By Amreen
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he may find it difficult to manage Roy Keane
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he may find it difficult to manage Roy Keane / AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he would like to sign two former team-mates for his current team right now.

The Norwegian played alongside a number of great players during his time at Old Trafford, but revealed that given a chance, he would love to sign Roy Keane and Cristiano Ronaldo. He was asked the question as part a recent Q&A with fans, and did not hesitate before making his picks.

“There are a few players I’ve played with that I’d love to have in my team, of course,” Solskjaer said. "I’d love the player Roy Keane, I’m not sure if I could manage him though!

"I’d sign him every day of the week, Roy was so influential but then again, I played with Cristiano and he’s been the best player in the world alongside [Lionel] Messi for the past 10 to 15 years now, so Cristiano. You’d take him in your team, for sure.”

Solskjaer briefly coached the Portuguese superstar under Sir Alex Ferguson after hanging up his boots and the Juventus man was impressed.

"He's very good," Ronaldo told Norwegian publication TV2. "I look for Ole like a man, not just coach now. He's a fantastic guy and I have a great relationship with him."

However, the Red Devils boss overlooked Ronaldo when picking his five-a-side team, choosing to go with himself, Edwin van der Sar, Jaap Stam, Ryan Giggs, and David Beckham. "I have to pick myself, then I'd score the goals so I'd don't have to take too many of the strikers," Solskjaer revealed.

"I'd like to have Becks, Scholesy, Giggs. We need a keeper as well, so that's maybe too many attacking players. Jaap Stam, defensively. He's a defence alone, and the goalkeeper would probably be Edwin van der Sar with his ball skills.

"So, it's Edwin, Jaap, Becks on the right, Giggsy on the left and me up front. Maybe a 1-2-1 formation? That's a bit unfair on Scholes and Keane and Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, but that's probably the team I'd pick."