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The New Solskjaer On His Way

Back in 1996, a young, unknown Norwegian arrived at Old Trafford with a face like a kid's and with a name that left every journalist scratching their heads when trying to spell it.

Twelve years later Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is rightly considered a United legend and his successor is now reportedly on the way with similar qualities to our assassin.

Mohammed Abdellaoue's name, nearly unspellable though, does not suggest Scandinavian origins but he's in fact Norwegian though born from Morrocan parents. He recently helped Valerenga to win the Norwegian Cup final and he's supposed to be a deadly finisher.

The deal is not certain yet but it looks like that only the final touches need to be done.

'We can't comment on anything before we have anything formalised,' Valerenga director Pal Breen told Verdens Gang.

The player's personal advisor Erik Moe also refused to comment on the United offer.

So, there is contact, definitely, and the 23-year-old striker might be on his way, totally wrecking Manucho's chances if he had any. Reportedly it was Jim Solbakken who helped engineer the move. You don't know the name? He's the agent of the coach of our reserve team, a certain Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Oh, another thing. I hate this 'new XY' tag, just think about the countless new Maradonas having come out of Argentina. Even we have one but he's not much like Diego... But in this case it's so inviting: difficult name, Norwegian, about the same age as Ole was in 1996... we'll see.

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The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 17 2008

Time: 6:36PM

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holy, got enough strikers now?
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18/11/2008 00:26:00

you can't really judge them until they get into the first team. Frazier Campbell's looked promising at Spurs top :)
Man utd champions
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18/11/2008 12:05:00

I find it interesting that you managed to totally erase the following part of the story. "Liverpool are my club. I am a Liverpool supporter, although not a member of the supporters' club." How interesting you managed to qoute the story but totally leave that part out. Liverpool will always have more pulling power than you. Just ask Gabriel Heinze.
I Bling Red
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18/11/2008 12:35:00

Haha, your bitterness is funny!
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18/11/2008 13:40:00

how old is the new solskjaer?
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18/11/2008 13:45:00


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