Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named five superstars he told Manchester United to sign during his time in charge.
The Norwegian was axed as United boss in November 2021 after a run of one win in seven matches, culminating in a 4-1 defeat at Watford.
His time in the Old Trafford hotseat began strongly and a three month stint as caretaker manager turned into a three-year contract after winning 14 of his 19 games in charge.
But it quickly turned sour and he was initially replaced by Michael Carrick before Ralf Rangnick took the reins.
Speaking toThe Athletic, Solskjaer admits the club’s decision to bring back Cristiano Ronaldo was a logical one that turned out to be the wrong choice.
“It was a decision that was very difficult to turn down and I felt we had to take it, but it turned out wrong, “ Solskjaer explained.
“It felt so right when he signed and the fans felt that at that Newcastle game, when Old Trafford was rocking (after Ronaldo scored twice in a 4-1 win). He was still one of the best goalscorers in the world, he was looking strong.
“When I looked at the fixtures it was going to be a deciding period: Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham, and Leicester away. Then Chelsea and Arsenal, plus Champions League games. Things went against us. It started with Aston Villa at home (a 1-0 defeat) and a late penalty miss.
“When you have a group you need everyone to pull in the same direction. When things didn’t go right, you could see certain players and egos came out. We beat Tottenham convincingly 3-0 away, but then we lost two games”
Before Ronaldo's return, the 50-year-old had his sights set on a squad rebuilding job to help thrust United closer to champions Manchester City in the title race.
Solskjaer proposed a list of names heRead on talksport.com