The legend that is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer retired during the week. I am gutted to be honest!! 🙁 He had to retired because of the injury to his knee. He played last season and scored 11 goals after being out for almost 2 years. (It was great for him to be back and when he scored against Charlton it was brilliant. As soon as he scored he bowed down to the fans 🙂 )
However his latest injury was worse than first thought. He is one of the best finishers in the game and a true professional. He never complained about being on the sub bench and when he came on he was always ready. He always thanks the fans, always seems to sign autographs. United fans love him!
He will always be remembered for ‘that’ goal he scored in 1999 in the Champions League final.
However there are many other great moments – which most of them seemed to happen in that 1998/99 season if my memory serves me right. In the game versus Nottingham Forest he came on with 19 minutes left. He ended up scoring 4 goals in 12 minutes!! Another example of him ‘taking one for the team’ and thinking United the team was more important than him was when he got sent off. We were losing 1-0 to Newcastle and if we lost we had no chance of winning league. Rob Lee broke with the ball and would have been 1 on 1 with keeper. Ole ran after him and then dived in and brought him down just before he got in penalty box. He immediately turned around knowing he was going to be sent off and got a standing ovation!!
In that same season in the FA Cup 5th round versus Liverpool we were 1-0 down. We equalised right at the end and then Ole scores the winner in injury time!! 🙂
He is now going to be an ambassador for United and also a coach – apparently for the strikers 🙂
Here is his ‘farewell’ interview with MUTV:
Also here is a nice compilation of Ole – shown on MUTV
Who put the ball in the Germans net!!! 🙂
You are my Solskjaer
My Ole Solskjaer
You make me happy when skies are grey
Oh Alan Shearer,
Cost f*cking dear
Please dont take my Solskjaer away!
All the best in the future Ole and thank you!!