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Solskjaer takes first Man Utd coaching job

Manchester United hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took on his first coaching job yesterday as he led the club's reserve-team in a friendly against Sporting Lisbon.

The 34-year-old has not yet been given an official job title, but he is to work closely with technical skills development coach Rene Meulensteen, with particular emphasis on coaching strikers throughout the club's ranks.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson told "This is an ideal trip for Ole to come along and get involved with the coaching side of the game."

Ole led the warm up and took charge of a strong reserves team including Tom Heaton, Dong Fangzhuo, Lee Martin, and Darron Gibson against a Sporting Lisbon team made up of first- and second-year Academy scholars.

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