Showing posts with label Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Man Utd look to class of '99 for inspiration

Manchester United's Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich is being billed as one of the biggest mismatches in the competition's recent history; the Bavarians are on a 53-match unbeaten run domestically, while United have slumped to seventh under David Moyes.

But, despite the hosts' struggles, die Roten have no intention of taking their threat lightly. "This is a difficult duel!" said Arjen Robben on Monday. "We need to perform from the first minute and put in a top performance. You need to be careful or you can lose against United."

The Dutchman knows just how dangerous the Red Devils can be, with his late volley at Old Trafford just enough to secure an away goals win over United in the 2009-10 campaign, despite the home side bossing proceedings.

Further back still, United claimed Champions League glory in 1999 despite appearing dead and buried. Sir Alex Ferguson's side were a goal down for much of the match, until Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer flipped the final on its head in stoppage time. Moyes will be looking for similar inspiration on Tuesday night if his side are to upset the form book.
Tuesday, 1 April 2014 11:00

Friday, January 3, 2014

Solskjaer hopes for Cardiff communication

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faced the media for the first time on Thursday after being officially unveiled as the new Cardiff City manager.

The jury is out regarding whether or not the Manchester United striker was wise to take the reins of the Welsh outfit following the acrimonious nature of the departure of Malky Mackay, who many felt was harshly treated by Vincent Tan, the club's owner.

Solskjaer will be hoping to open a better line of communication with Tan, who has reportly promised the Norwegian that there will be money to spend in the January transfer window.

However, Solskjaer would not be drawn on any transfer targets on Thursday.

"I love working with young, enthusiastic players who want to learn and improve," he said.

"I have not read the papers, I have not seen the reports. But I am looking at the possibilities and the options we have.

"For now the most important thing is for me to work with the players who are here as they are a great bunch of lads.

"I have spoken to all of them and they have impressed me with their attitude. I can see they want to do well for themselves and the club."
Friday, January 3, 2014 16:15