On Sunday, one of the most fierce rivalries was postponed when the Manchester United fans decided to up their protest against the Glazers family and entered Old Trafford. When asked about what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thought about it, he said that it had gone too far.
The Baby-faced assassin has a strong history with the Red Devils. The Norwegian played for his country clubs Calusenengen and Molde in the early 1990s before joining the Premier League giants, Manchester United.
His addition to the United was taken by surprise as he was not a famous name across Europe. However, the whole world came to know him after one night, which we all are aware of. It was a great start to his career as he made himself known. He even got his nickname during his initial years.
Ole even rejected offers from other clubs and decided to dedicate his life to Manchester United. United came from behind to defeat Bayern Munich and win the Champions League. Ole was introduced with only 10 minutes remaining whilst they were still trailing.
After Sheringham scored the equalizer a few seconds before the 90 minutes, Ole scored the winning goal in the added time to win his side the trophy as well as the Continental treble. From that moment onwards, he remained a Red Devil and retired from international football in 2008 at the age of 35 after a serious injury hampered his career.
Ole soon stepped into the coaching shoes and became the club’s reserve team’s manager. He continued there till 2011. For the next 4 years, he successfully managed Molde and won 3 trophies too. In 2015, he was appointed as Cardiff City’s manager, but a disappointing year there saw him return back to Molde, where he continued for 3 more years.
Solskjaer gives his verdict on the Manchester United fan’s protest
In December 2018, Jose Mourinho was sacked by the club after a disappointing start to that season. Replacing him was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who initially joined as the Interim Manager. However, after a bright start to his Old Trafford career, and after guiding United to a historic comeback win against PSG in the Champions League, he was appointed as the head coach.
That season didn’t end on a great note as they were only able to finish 6th. However, the following season, even though they had grabbed the same points of 66, they finished 3rd in the Premier League. This was only the second time a United manager grabbed a top-3 spot after Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
In addition to that, Manchester United managed to reach 3 semi-finals. However, they failed to progress further in all of them. This year it has been going great and the second position is all but confirmed. But they will hope to break the semi-final curse and win the first silverware under Ole.
The European Super League made the fans raise their voice against the already hated owners. All the fans were protesting in their usual manners outside the respective clubs, however, on Sunday the United fans went a little too far. This led to the cancellation of United’s match against Liverpool.
“We have to hear the fans’ voice. It’s everyone’s right to protest, it has to be in a civilised manner, though. It has to be in a peaceful manner.
Unfortunately, when you break in, when police officers get injured, scarred for life, that’s too far. That’s one step too far. When it gets out of hand like this, it’s a police matter. It’s not about showing your opinions anymore.” – Ole told after the matchup was postponed.
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