Manchester United legend and former hot prospect who need to consider a career move

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Magnus Wolff Eikrem have done wonders with Molde FK. But the time has surely come for them to try their hands away from the Norwegian league?

On the North of the Romsdal Peninsula in what you could call western Norway is a city called Molde. Roughly the same size as Haverhill in Suffolk it is also the home to Molde FK; currently the dominant force in Norwegian football.

In 2011 the side won their first ever Norwegian League title and defended the Tippeligaen title last season beating off the challenge of Stromsgodset in the process.

This pair of titles sits in the trophy cabinet with Cup wins from 1994 and 2005 in what is not the most grand of decorations but indeed a dynasty being born.

The club can also put much of their success down to Manchester United.

First of all is the coaching staff; including Head Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The former Manchester United striker has lead the cub to their most glorious years in their history and as a former player is certain to be revered for eternity at the Aker Stadium; unless he decides to take over at rivals Aalesunds FK.

Then there are of course the likes of Mark Dempsey and Richard Hartis who travelled with Solskjaer to his homeland.

But there is also a little gem of a midfielder in the Molde starting line-up who has played a pivotal role in their success.

Magnus Wolff Eikrem returned to his hometown club from Manchester United in 2011 and has not looked back.

A creative midfielder with bags of energy he has been an ever present in the side during both championship winning campaigns.

But for this one time United legend and United prospect has the time come to move on?

For Solskjaer it has been expected for some time that a move to England is in the pipe-line. We all hope he rejects any overtures from Blackburn Rovers considering the promise his managerial career possesses but he could certainly get a job at any one of the other clubs currently looking for new management.

Eikrem is now 22-years-old and needs to consider his future. He has been linked with moves to the Eredivisie and Bundesliga in the past and now might be the right time to move on.

The Norwegian league season has just got back under way with Molde losing the first game to Viking Stavanger. Eikrem set up the Molde goal in that defeat and he must be starting to feel he is punching above his weight in his homeland.

Do you feel it is time for Eikrem and Solskjaer to move on?

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