Solskjaer offers helping hand to Scholes after Oldham exit

The pair were part of one of United's greatest ever sides Credit: PA Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has invited former team-mate Paul Scholes to come into Manchester United for a chat following his abrupt exit from Oldham.

Just 31 days after taking up his first managerial position, the 44-year-old quit on Thursday suggesting he had been misled by the Boundary Park hierarchy.

Solskjaer did not appear entirely surprised by Scholes' exit from the Sky Bet League Two side - and would welcomed him to come into the Aon Training Complex.

"Were you (surprised)?" caretaker United boss Solskjaer said with a smile.

"Well, he's probably got his reasons why he left. You've got to ask him (if he will go into management again).

"He's invited here if he wants to come and have a little chat about it. I've texted with him of course and it didn't work out as he wanted, so that's just management."

It comes after Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam released a statement saying he's disappointed with the former midfielder's decision.

Abdallah Lemsagam says he's disappointed by Scholes' resignation Credit: PA Images