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Last Updated: Thursday, 19 April 2007, 15:38 GMT 16:38 UK
Solskjaer reveals retirement plan
Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Solskjaer has scored 128 goals for United since joining in 1996
Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is likely to retire at the end of next season.

The 34-year-old intends to see out his current contract with United, which runs until June 2008.

But when asked if he could see a future beyond next season, Solskjaer told Norwegian newspaper VG: "No.

"I'll most likely stay at United. I've one year left on my contract and I'm aiming to do as well as possible to carry on."

He added: "I'll have to see how I feel. I could suddenly say enough is enough, but I'll stay here next year in any case."

606: DEBATE

Solskjaer, who is in his 11th season at Old Trafford, became a fans' hero when he scored a dramatic late winner to seal United's European Cup final win over Bayern Munich in 1999.

The Norwegian spent the best part of three seasons on the sidelines as he battled knee problems.

Despite fears that he would be forced to retire, Solskjaer returned to full fitness in July last year and has made 27 appearances for United this season.

"I'm almost certain I'll be better next season. Then I'll have this season behind me after two or three years out," he said.

"I'll be able to play at a higher level."

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