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Paul Scholes the latest protege of Sir Alex Ferguson to become a manager

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has taken his first job in club management after being appointed boss of Sky Bet League Two side Oldham. He joins a lengthy list of former United players who have worked under Sir Alex Ferguson and subsequently gone into management, which includes the likes of Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Gordon Strachan, Jaap Stam, Paul Ince, Bryan Robson and Teddy Sheringham. Here, Press Association Sport looks at five more ex-Red Devils who starred under Ferguson before moving into the dugout themselves. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Solskjaer has been a big hit as Manchester United interim manager (John Walton/PA) The Norwegian has had a roller-coaster time in management since stepping into coaching at United, first in charge of the strikers and then the reserve t...

Paul Ince: ‘I could have done as well as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince is unconvinced by the adulation aimed at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, insisting that he could have had a similar impact in the dugout. Paul Ince has played down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s unbeaten start at Manchester United by insisting that he could have done just as well in the caretaker role. Sunday’s 1-0 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium makes it nine wins and a draw for Solskjaer since taking over from Jose Mourinho in December. United look rejuvenated under their interim boss and there have been calls for the iconic striker to land the job on a permanent basis. However, former United midfielder Ince is unconvinced and believes that he – or others of a similar stature – could have made an identical impact. “I...

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