Manchester United Women

Karna Solskjaer makes Man Utd Women debut

Jude Summerfield
Solskjaer made her United debut on Sunday
Solskjaer made her United debut on Sunday / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages
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Karna Solskjaer made her senior debut for Manchester United Women on Sunday, appearing as a substitute during her side's 2-0 FA Cup victory over Bridgwater United.

Man Utd were two goals to the good and cruising by the 87th minute thanks to Charlotte Buxton's own goal and a strike from Ella Toone, providing manager Marc Skinner with the perfect opportunity to hand Solskjaer her maiden bow for the club.

Her father Ole - former striker and manager of the Red Devils' men's team - and mother Silje were in attendance to witness the special moment.

It means Karna and Ole have become the first ever father and daughter pair to have played for Manchester United.

Karna - a striker like Ole - joined United's women's academy in 2019, having previously played for local sides in Norway.

The teenager has impressed for the club's youth sides, recently scoring in a 5-0 thrashing of Aston Villa which Ole also viewed. She was also on the scoresheet four times during a 7-1 thumping of Bristol City back in October.

Sunday's victory means United have reached the fifth round of the FA Cup, joining the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester in progressing. The draw takes place on Monday 31 January and will be broadcast live on talkSPORT 2’s Women’s Football Weekly show at 7.30pm GMT.


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