Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compared his playing days to today.
Solskjaer has forged an inseparable bond with Manchester United. He joined Old Trafford in 1996. At the time, manager Alex Ferguson was trying to sign Alan Shearer, but he was hijacked by Newcastle United and needed a striker in a hurry. Solshar was brought in, recording a Norwegian league record at the time.
He didn’t need to adapt. Solskjaer played 46 games in all competitions in his first season, contributing 19 goals and 5 assists to the English Premier League (EPL) title. True to his nickname, ‘Assassin of Childhood’, Solskjaer shone even more when he played as a substitute. In particular, in the 1998-99 season European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) final match against Bayern Munich, his come-from-behind goal is still talked about.
In the 2007-08 season, Solskjaer, who loosened his boots, scored 126 goals in 366 matches for Manchester United alone. He has lifted a total of 12 trophies, including 6 EPL titles, 2 English FA Cup titles, and 1 European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) title.
Solskjaer immediately walked the path of leadership. He built his career by coaching the reserve team of Man Utd in 2008, and increased his experience through the likes of Molde and Cardiff City. After Jose Mourinho left the team in 2018, he took over as Manchester United manager.
Coach Solskjaer, who was appointed as interim manager, achieved good results with 14 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in 19 games, and was appointed as the official manager. Coach Solskjaer finished 3rd in the EPL in the 2019-20 season and 2nd in the EPL the following season, but was sacked after failing to lift the championship trophy.메이저사이트
Solskjaer, who has had an eventful career, has criticized the players these days. According to an interview published by England’s ‘The Sun’ on the 14th, Solskjaer said, “(When I was a player) the players in the locker room were fantastic. Roy Keane was a leader that everyone looked up to. Gary Neville was also the busiest then. I hate losing. I did. If I had a bad game, I had a few fights,” he recalled.
At the same time, he argued that today’s players would not have survived in the atmosphere at the time. “If the players did that now, they would have run to their mom or dad or their agent,” Solskjaer said. “Many players today wouldn’t have survived in the locker room back then.”