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Ferguson: ‘Ole stay away from Norway’

7 August 2006 01:02

MNCHESTER, Aug 7 (SW) – Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should concentrate on club commitments rather than try and race back for his country.

The Norway international commented earlier this summer that he would not rule out the possibility of playing for his country at the next World Cup, but his club boss has urged a note of caution.

"Ole should concentrate on club football," explained Ferguson.

"I am not saying that in a selfish way, I just feel it is difficult enough for him to complete a comeback as it is.

"To involve himself in, and focus on, international football at the age of 33, having been out for as long as he has, is asking too much."

Solskjaer has been out of the game for an extended period of time following knee injuries, but will be ready to help shoulder some of United’s attacking burden following the departure of Ruud van Nistelrooy to Real Madrid.

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# Team MP D P
1 2 +5 6
2 2 +4 6
3 2 +4 6
4 2 +2 6
5 2 +1 4
6 2 +1 4
7 2 +1 4
8 2 +1 3
9 2 -1 3
10 2 +0 2
11 2 +0 2
12 2 +0 2
13 2 -1 1
14 2 -1 1
15 2 -1 1
16 2 -2 1
17 2 -2 1
18 2 -3 0
19 2 -3 0
20 2 -5 0

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