Solskjaer will take charge until the end of the season, following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.
The United legend will be joined by Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant, Mike Phelan, who returns to the club.
Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna will also being working as part of Solskjaer’s staff.
Solskjaer told United’s official website: “Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”
Solskjaer previously managed United’s reserves before a brief stint with Cardiff, in between two spell at Molde.
He takes over a struggling United team which sit sixth in the league after a poor start to the season.
Ed Woodward weighed in : “Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on the pitch and in coaching roles. His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back.
“We are confident they will unite the players and the fans as we head into the second half of the season.”
Reasons to be positive about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
– Attacking football
– United legend, will unify the team
– Knows the set up, worked with the reserves when Pogba was there
– Can bring himself on to score winner in 90th minute#mufc
— United In Focus (@UnitedInFocus) 18 December 2018
United are expected to look for a permanent successor to Solskjaer to appoint in May.
It is up to the Norwegian to make it as difficult as possible for the board to move him aside.