Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is considering legal action against Paddy Power after warning the bookmaker they face “big problems” for apparently using a photo of the Manchester United caretaker manager in one of their adverts without his consent.
An image of Solskjaer was used by the bookmaker alongside a Brexit-inspired jibe at the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, to promote bets on the Norwegian getting the United job on a permanent basis.
The ad, which appeared in Thursday’s edition of the Evening Standard newspaper, featured an image of Solskjaer clapping alongside a message that read: “Theresa, time to try the Norwegian mode”, while advertising odd of 1/16 on him becoming Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer was shown the advert during an interview with Scandinavian news outlet, NRK, on Friday morning and, although he initially appeared amused, his mood quickly soured. Solskjaer told NRK he would refer the matter to his lawyers.
“They will have big problems with me,” Solskjaer said of Paddy Power, who have a reputation for publicity stunts.