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Michael Parkinson with his friend, George Best. As a talk show host, Parkinson went on to interview Best more than a dozen times.

Michael Parkinson couldn’t wait to meet George Best. It was 1963, Manchester. Parkinson – who had just joined Granada Television – had heard about a (...)

Manchester City’s Catalan manager Pep Guardiola during his team’s win at Old Trafford. Photograph: PA

In prospect, six weeks ago, in that golden age when Manchester United didn’t have a permanent manager, the derby looked like being the biggest obstacl(...)

Everton’s Richarlison scoring with an   overhead kick against Manchester United at  Goodison Park, Liverpool. Photograph:  Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

For those with long memories the irony inherent in Richarlison’s marvellous opening goal for Everton against Manchester United was the way his overhea(...)

 Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford  celebrates after scoring a penalty late on in the  Champions League round of 16 second leg  match against Paris St Germain at the Parc des Princes. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

Ole Gunnar Solskjær praised “fearless” Marcus Rashford after his nerveless penalty in added time knocked Paris St Germain out and swept Manchester Uni(...)

 Manchester United’s Roy Keane heads the ball clear during the  Champions League match against Juventus at  the Stadio Delle Alpi in February 1999. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjær tried his best to sound confident. He insisted there was “never mission impossible” and, not for the first time recently, he was r(...)

Manchester United’s  Paul Pogba celebrates scoring  from the penalty spot during the  Premier League game against   Brighton  at Old Trafford. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United 2 Brighton 1 Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s record-breaking start to life in the Manchester United dugout continued as Paul Pogba and Marcus(...)

England manager Gareth Southgate is reportedly under consideration for the Manchester United job. Photo: Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Getty Images

England manager Gareth Southgate is reportedly under consideration for the Manchester United job. The bookmakers’ favourites to replace Jose Mourinho(...)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer congratulates Phil Jones after the FA Cup win over Reading at Old Trafford. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joined Matt Busby in winning his first five matches at the Manchester United helm, but the caretaker manager conceded the FA Cup (...)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will rotate his side for Saturday’s FA Cup game at home to Reading. Photograph: Scott Heppell/Reuters

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not yet held talks with the Manchester United hierarchy about his future at the club. The Norwegian has made the perfect sta(...)

John O’Shea celebrates with Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Wayne Rooney  after scoring the equalising goal against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico during the Champions League quarter-final in April 2007. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

John O’Shea believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjær has already demonstrated he can do the Manchester United job on a permanent basis. Solskjær was the sen(...)

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