Well it was only a matter of time before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to retire through injury. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a legend at Old Trafford and rightfully so. His commitment to the club is second to none, he spoke out against the Glazer take over and could play a bit!
The summer of 96 saw us lose out to Newcastle for the signature of Alan Shearer, but the gaffer had made some shrewd purchases. In came Karol Poborsky (after a great Euro 96), Jordi Cryuff, Ronny Johnson and the legend that is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer struck a formidable partnership with Eric Cantona who compared him to his French striking partner in the early 90’s – Jean Papin.
Most red will remember Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the goal he scored in the Nou Camp in May 99 and the memory of him sliding along the Barcelona turf with the rest of side coming to congratulate him. He also scored a late goal in the 2-1 FA Cup win over Liverpool at Old Trafford – which helped us on to win the treble.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a legend but he was also a great forward. He will be sadly missed at Old Trafford and I hope he remains at Old Trafford in some capacity.