More unfair criticism of Solskjaer

Champions League

Coming off the back of another disappointing result for Manchester United, their new leader is bound to face the brunt of the criticism. Managers are always the first to blame. We see sacking after sacking. Dismissal after dismissal. So, it’s no surprise that Solskjaer is already facing the disapproval of some spectators. Even when Solskjaer’s … Read more

United And The Champions League Buffet

Champions League

The race for the title looks set to go down to the wire. An enthralling battle between Liverpool and Manchester City, to decide who lifts aloft the Premier League trophy come what May. But if your a Manchester United fan right now, securing Champions League football next season, is your priority. Currently there are four … Read more

The Perfect Ten: Match Eight: Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United (5th May 2009)

The Perfect Ten wouldn’t be complete without mention of Sir Alex Ferguson’s rivalry with Arsene Wenger. These two great managers shaped together the course of club football in England. Wenger arrived in the country as almost an unknown. His methods seemed unorthodox to begin with and he spawned a counterculture against traditionally accepted football practices … Read more

The Perfect Ten: Match Seven: Manchester United 1-0 Barcelona (29th April 2008)

In the 2008-2009 season, Barcelona played some of the greatest football of the modern era. Their innovative approach to play which drew on great philosophies of the past was especially inspiring for football purists. They lifted the Champions League trophy in 2009 – but were thwarted by a steely Manchester United across two legs in … Read more

“And Solskjaer has won it”

Ole Gunnar Barcelona 1999

“Who put the ball in the German’s net? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer” is a chant regularly belted out in the Stretford End by the Manchester United faithful. Scorer of the winning goal in the Champions League final of 1999, Solskjaer prodded home with virtually the last kick of the match. The Champions League trophy was the … Read more