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Why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn't join Tottenham from Man Utd

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The video will start in 8 Cancel Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comes out in a cold sweat when he recalls the day he almost joined Tottenham.

“Martin Edwards [United chairman] and Alan Sugar [Spurs chairman] had agreed the fee,” recalled now interim United boss Solskjaer, before Sunday's game against Tottenham at Wembley.

I didn’t really want to go, even though my agent said I should.



WIN £25,000 for FREE with Footie5 - click here to play Spurs, who ironically had sold Teddy Sheringham to United a year earlier, were offering Solskjaer regular first-team football instead.

Solskjaer recalled of his playing days: “At Carrington, we worked our b******s off, but never felt it was work.

“But the gaffer, Sir Alex Ferguson, called me into his office and said that he didn’t really want to let me go because, if I stayed, I would end up playing enough football.

Manchester United and Spurs had agreed a £5.5million fee for the Norwegian striker, who had forged an Old Trafford reputation as a super-sub who scored crucial goals.
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