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The day Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turned down Tottenham

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In 1998 a £5.5million deal was agreed to take Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from Manchester United to Tottenham Hotspur.

United chief executive Martin Edwards and Tottenham chairman Sir Alan Sugar had signed the fax confirming the deal.

It's a fax that could have changed the course of history.



It was that close," Solskjaer said in an interview in November 2010 when he left his role as manager of United's reserves to take over at Molde.

"Hopefully I paid back the £5.5million that had been agreed with Spurs.

Had he left he would have been fondly remembered at United.

But as Solskjaer was contemplating that move 21 years ago he walked past Sir Alex Ferguson's office and heard the words he wanted to keep him at the club.
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