A crisis at Old Trafford was averted this morning when, after an initial panic and a frantic search, Manchester United club boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was discovered at his home, hiding in a cupboard under the stairs.
Solskjaer, 46, has been weathering a media storm of biblical proportions during the last two weeks, and his United side take on Liverpool tomorrow in what will surely be, should Jurgen Klopp's team emerge victorious, the Norwegian's last game in charge.
United go into the game in 12th position on 9 points, trailing Liverpool by 15 points, and, at the moment, are more interested in staving-off relegation than dreaming of titles.
Solskjaer was at training on Thursday, but did not turn up yesterday, and a search was conducted of his usual haunts. When this was unsuccessful, police were drafted in, and were able to gain access to his property, where he was found cowering in the gas cupboard under the stairs.
Several empty packets of crisps and an already-consumed bottle of pop were also noted by officers, as well as a Mars Bar and some comics.
Doctors gave him a clean bill of health, but have advised that he be monitored closely over the weekend.