Norwegian superstar Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has denied reports that he will be out for the rest of the season and claims to be ready to make a return to the Manchester United first team.

The 30-year-old striker was expected to return to action this week after undergoing extensive knee surgery in September but manager Sir Alex Ferguson held him back prompting rumors that he would not appear again this term.

Solskjaer, nicknamed the baby-faced assassin, was quick to end such speculation, saying: “I trained with the first team last week and had planned to play against Birmingham for the reserves.

But, Sir Alex advised me to recharge my batteries and take a week’s holiday.

“It’s important for me to follow the advice of the medical staff and I must be patient and not too eager.

“With the first team doing so well at the moment, there is no need for me to rush my recovery plan.”

This comes as a major boost to the English champions as they prepare for a tough title run in two points behind current Premiership leaders Arsenal.