THE teenage son of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in line to make his first team debut for Kristiansund – in the club’s friendly against his dad’s Red Devils.
Solskjaer takes United to Norway next week for the latest match as he builds his team for the beginning of the new Premier League campaign.
And he could be facing a familiar figure on Tuesday in the shape of 19-year-old son Noah.
The young midfielder is pushing for a call-up to the Kristiansund first team as he looks to make his way in the professional game.
Manager Christian Michelsen has admitted the young Solskjaer is in his mind for the clash with United.
He said: “While his father was more effective the closer he came to the box, Noah is more the one who sets up the attacks.
“He has lots of skills and football understanding – Noah has gone to a good school.
“He and several of these youngsters have been with us for a while.
“We knew they were good football players, but what is fun is that we see that they are taking the level more and more.
“It’s great for them and fun for us to see them grow well.”
Noah started out playing up front, but as he grew older he moved further back into the midfield.
He is now regarded as a deep lying midfielder bringing others into the game with his passing and creativity.
And the youngster admits the player he tried to base his game on is someone close to his dad – United coach Michael Carrick.
He said: “I have a small role model in Michael Carrick.
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“In the beginning I started up front, but the longer it has gone on I have gone further back in the side.
“I’m now more of a number six in midfield than a number 10.
“It would be nice to get in the game. After seeing such big games, I’ve got used to it.”
United will travel to Norway on the back of an impressive tour of Australia and the Far East which saw them win all four matches, including a fiery 2-1 victory over Spurs on Thursday.