Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appeared to salute towards Manchester United's legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson after Scott McTominay scored at the death to seal a 2-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday.
The Norwegian became the first Red Devils boss since Fergie to do the double over their bitter rivals – the first time they had done so in a decade.
Anthony Martial gave the home side the lead when Ederson allowed his weak volley past him in the first half.
United then withstood a second-half onslaught from the Premier League champions before City's stopper made his third error of the derby.
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With rain pouring down on the Old Trafford playing surface, Ederson overcooked a throw which went straight to McTominay around 35 yards from goal.
Without taking a touch the Scotland international fired it back beyond the hapless goalkeeper to seal a 2-0 win for United and spark wild celebrations in the home crowd.
Sky Sports cameras cut to Solskjaer who saluted saluted up to the dugout, stood like a statue, and looking up to the stands behind him where Fergie was positioned.
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After putting both hands over his eyes the former striker fist-pumped, with a beaming smile on his face.
"Did Ole look at SAF after McTominay's goal?!" asked one United fan.
"Ole's reaction to the second goal is the most beautiful thing I've seen in a while," commented a second.
"What a lovely match and what about that climax finish!!! Solskjaer looking at Sir Alex in his reaction was heart melting," added a third.
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"Was Solskjaer saluting while looking for Fergie for a “how am I doing, boss?” asked one fan.
"That was such a sweet moment," McTominay said on his goal. "Credit to the boys. Sticky first 20 minutes and we had to keep going.
"We will take confidence from that but in the coming weeks we have got to keep the run going.
"It's such a beautiful feeling to score like that in front of the fans. But we can’t get too carried away and need to keep pushing for the Champions League."
- Champions League
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- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Sir Alex Ferguson
- Manchester United FC
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