Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson was one of the first people he spoke to after landing the permanent manager’s job at Manchester United.
The Norwegian was appointed on a three-year contract on Thursday following a fine spell as interim boss.
Solskjaer won a hat-full of trophies under Ferguson during his playing days and speaking at his first press conference, he revealed they had spoken on the phone after his appointment.
He said: ‘Yeah, I’m not going to discuss what we spoke about but it’s one of the first phone calls you make when things were more or less decided, he said.
Solskjaer also outlined his belief that United must soon close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool and end the club’s six-year wait for another Premier League title.
‘To lift the Premier League trophy again is what we expect, what we’re used to, what we’ve done so many times,’ he said.
‘We can’t wait for too many years but have to take it step by step. It’s not going to happen overnight catching however many points we are behind.’
Solskjaer’s side remain in the hunt for more silverware this season, with Barcelona awaiting them in the Champions League quarter finals.