Daehli left Old Trafford in the summer, returning to Molde in search of first team football. Under Solskjaer the 18 year old earned rave reviews as well as a call up to Norway’s national team.
With Solskjaer joining Cardiff last week, the former United striker quickly moved to bring both Magnus Eikrem and Mats Daehli with him revealing, despite talks with United who attempted to exercise their buy back clause, Daehli preferred to join Cardiff with him:
“I am pleased to announce we have signed Mats from Molde, we had some competition and I’m glad to say he has chosen to come to Cardiff instead of going back to where he was before.
“He had talks with United, they had the option to bring him back as part of the deal with Molde but he has decided to come here and that shows his desire to do well here.”
A former youth team player of the year, it was felt Daehli had a bright future at Old Trafford before returning back to Norway.
Solskjaer had previously claimed that the midfielder was every bit as good as Adnan Januzaj and now he will get the chance to show off his ability in the Premier League with strugglers Cardiff.