Karna Solskjaer will leave Man United Women for Norwegian side
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s daughter, Karna, ‘will leave Manchester United Women and is set to pen her first professional deal with third-tier Norwegian side AaFK Fortuna’, despite winning the double with the Red Devils U21s this season
- Karna Solskjaer has decided to leave Manchester United for AaFK Fortuna
- The 19-year-old will initially sign an amateur contract with the Norwegian side
- The striker will pen her first professional deal from August 1 at the third-tier club
- Daughter of Ole Gunnar, she scored 15 goals for United Women’s U21s this term
Karna Solskjaer, daughter of former Manchester United boss and Red Devils legend Ole Gunnar, has decided to leave the club.
The 19-year-old won the double with Manchester United Women’s Under-21s this season and scored 15 goals throughout the campaign for Charlotte Healy’s side.
Solskjaer made her first-team debut for United Women in January during an FA Cup clash against Bridgewater United but never made an appearance in the WSL for Marc Skinner’s team.
Karna Solskjaer, daughter of former Manchester United boss and Red Devils legend Ole Gunnar, has decided to leave the club
The young striker has now decided to take the next step and pursue her career elsewhere.
She has signed for for third-tier side AaFK Fortuna in her native Norway after the deal was confirmed on Tuesday.
She will initially sign an amateur contract with the Norwegian side and then pen her first professional deal from August 1, according to journalist Jamie Spencer.
United legend Ole Gunnar watched on as Karna won her first trophy with United Women in March.
The 19-year-old pictured in action during her Man United first-team debut against Bridgwater United in the Women’s FA Cup back in January
The striker has scored 15 goals for United’s under-21 team in an impressive season
United’s under-21 team thrashed Birmingham City 4-1 to win the Women’s Super League Academy Cup at St George’s Park with 19-year-old Karna playing just over an hour before being subbed off.
She went on to secure the national WSL Academy title after the U21s beat Chelsea in a two-legged play-off.
United women’s boss Skinner spoke fondly of Solskjaer after bringing her on against Bridgewater and stressed it had nothing to do with her lineage.
He said: ‘It wasn’t a token for Karna, it was a deserved [debut]. Congratulations to her. Obviously she’s got a famous dad, but she wants to be famous in her own right.’
Manchester United Women U21 beat Chelsea to secure the WSL Academy League title
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