Man Utd head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he once shut down a scouting trip early simply because the player he had come to watch had a Mohican hairstyle.
Solskjaer, who was managing Molde in Norway at the time, had travelled with a member of his scouting team to watch a potential signing, only to be dismayed because of the poor lad’s haircut.
Ole told Sky Sports: “I once went to see a player and as he walked out of the dressing room or through the tunnel onto the pitch, he had a mohican – this was when I was back in Norway.
“I just said to my scout: ‘Let’s go home, not interested.’ That was a very short scouting trip!”
Solskjaer did not elaborate on why he has such disdain for the mohawk, but presumably he thought the player’s ‘do indicated a maverick personality, one who wouldn’t fit his Molde (ahem).
🗣 "I once went to see a player and as he walked out of the dressing room, he had a Mohican (hairstyle). I said to my scout 'nah let's go home', not interested. That was a very short scouting trip."
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals the shortest scouting trip he had whilst in Norway pic.twitter.com/x1fGrSMWZj
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 30, 2021