Solskjaer has already brought in midfielders Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Moller Daehli from Heerenveen and Molde respectively. Berget, who like Eikrem and Daehli shares an agent with Solskjaer, was out of contract with Molde in the summer and has signed a two-and-a-half year contract at Cardiff City Stadium. The 21-year-old has made just four appearances for the Red Devils this season, one of which came in the Community Shield win over Wigan. A move to Cardiff would allow the England cap to gain regular first-team action, but Solskjaer insisted, contrary to reports, that the player has not had a medical. ”You have to ask Manchester United,” said the Bluebirds boss. ”He is a Manchester United player. I cannot comment about players who are not Cardiff players. Nothing has been concluded. “I can confirm he has not had a medical for Cardiff. I can say that. I don’t know what he has done with other clubs but he has not had a medical with Cardiff.” Cardiff are also close to completing a deal for Wigan defender Ivan Ramis after having a bid accepted by the Sky Bet Championship club. Cardiff are currently bottom of the Premier League and, with survival the priority, Saturday’s trip to Bolton in the FA Cup may be a fixture Cardiff could do without. But Solskjaer wants his side to use the fourth-round tie as a means of generating momentum. He said: “Tomorrow is going to be an important game for the club. “It is vital to build momentum and confidence. I hear many people say it is a distraction but for me it is another chance to get to know the lads and for them to implement what we are trying to do. “The FA Cup was the biggest one-game occasion in football. I watched probably all of them. This is one final we really want to get to and this game is massive for us. “But we need fresh legs and energy, especially mental energy, we need to rotate as we have another game on Tuesday and then Saturday.” And the Norwegian has urged his players to believe they belong at the elite level. “Sometimes they need to get told they are better players than they think they are,” he said. “You cannot outperform your ego. So, they have got to start believing that they belong in the Premier League and that they should be playing against the Manchester Citys and the Manchester Uniteds.” Solskjaer said on Friday: “I’m delighted to welcome Jo to the club. He went through his medical last night and signed his contract this morning. “He’s a forward and a full Norwegian international and arrives on a very good deal for us. He knows the way I want to play, he’s a secondary frontman and is a very strong and intelligent footballer. He’ll do well for us.” The trio of Eikrem, Daehli and Berget may not be the big-name signings Cardiff fans would like to see, but Solskjaer has backed the trio to shine in English football. “We are talking about three full internationals I have brought in for a very cheap price compared to what they give us,” he said. “They are long-term value for money. “Of course they haven’t played in the Premier League but they are all full internationals and I know them because I have had them before. “I know their personalities.” Another man expected to complete a move to Cardiff is Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha. Press Association Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made his third Norwegian signing after Molde striker Jo Inge Berget completed his move to Cardiff for an undisclosed fee.
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisTwo people are dead and 4 were injured after a car crash occurred in Mio over the weekend. According to the Oscoda County Sheriff’s Office, the deadly accident happened on M33 north of Mio on Friday, September 15th around 2:30 pm.A grey 2008 Ford Escape carrying a 71–year–old man and a 50 year–old woman was headed northbound on M33 when it crossed into the path of oncoming southbound traffic colliding with a red Dodge pickup.The pickup was carrying 4 men ages 22, 47, 64, and 28. The two occupants from the Ford Escape were pronounced dead on the scene.The 4 occupants inside of the Dodge pickup were all transported by the Oscoda County EMS to Grayling Munson Hospital with incapacitating injuries.As of right now no names have been released until all family members are notified.The Oscoda County Sheriff’s Office and the Oscoda County EMS were assisted by the Tri-Town Fire Department and the Michigan State Police Alpena Post.The accident is still under investigation. Excessive speed does not seem to be factor, but seat belt use is still being determined… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Fatal AccidentContinue ReadingPrevious 4th Annual Thunder Bay Folk FestivalNext Senior Expo Coming to Alpena Aplex Wednesday