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Roy Keane visits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at his new job after leaving Man Utd

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer received a visit from old pal Roy Keane at the base of his new job in Norway.

Solskjaer's kept a low profile since getting sacked as Manchester United boss last year. The Norwegian was ousted from the managerial hot-seat after a string of poor results at Old Trafford.

He was subsequently replaced by interim head coach Ralf Rangnick, who kept the role until Erik ten Hag's arrival from Ajax in the summer. But during Solskjaer's ill-fated reign, Keane was one of the few pundits who came to his ex-team-mate's defence.

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And the fiery Irishman has trekked across Europe to check in on his old pal Solskjaer who's undertaken his first role at Kristiansund's U14's team, where his son Elijah plays.

Keane was spotted on the sidelines at a training session amongst fans who he mingled with and signed shirts for.

It's unclear why Keane was at the club, but fans lapped up the presence of the usually frosty pundit. One fan said to Nettavisen after meeting with Keane: "He was very nice, it is clear that it was fun to meet him. Roy Keane and Eric Cantona, they were the biggest heroes when I was young."

The supporter, Leif Kåre Kirksæther, also took a picture of Keane with the Kristiansund youngsters on Solskjaer's phone, that he hopes the team's boss was happy with.

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Keane cultivated his close bond with Solskjaer when they played together for nine years under Sir Alex Ferguson, winning a treble and five Premier League titles. But the retired striker isn't the only former comrade who's earned Keane's loyalty in recent times.

Keane also waded into the row between ex-United compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo and Erik ten Hag when the Portuguese icon was dropped from the Reds Devils squad for disobeying the Dutchman's orders.

Keane felt Ten Hag dealt with Ronaldo harshly, and even traded harsh words with fellow former Red Devils ace Gary Neville about the debacle.

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