Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recalls time he stopped scouting player after seeing his mohawk

Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he stopped his pursuit of a potential signing while coaching in Norway due to the player’s mohawk haircut.

Solskjaer coached Molde, whom he represented as a player in the mid-1990s, between 2011 and 2014 before returning to the club in 2015 and staying until 2018.

During one of those spells, the Norwegian brought a scouting trip to an abrupt end upon seeing the hair style sported by subject of the visit.

“I once went to see a player and as he walked out of the dressing room or through the tunnel onto the pitch, he had a mohican,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

“This was when I was back in Norway. I just said to my scout: ‘Let’s go home, not interested.’

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“That was a very short scouting trip.”

Between his stints coaching Molde, Solskjaer managed Cardiff City for a brief period in 2014.

In 2018, the 48-year-old ended his second spell with Molde to become head coach at Manchester United, for whom he played between 1996 and 2007.

United’s next outing sees the second-placed side host 16th Brighton in the Premier League this Sunday.

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