Posted by: whatagoal | September 1, 2007

20 LEGEND

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Later on tonight, Manchester United will face Roy Keane side, Sunderland away from home. Before the match start, I would like to pay a little tribute for the 20 Legend or the baby-faced assassin. As we all know, United 20 Legend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called time on his playing career on Tuesday after a long battle with injury. After 11 years in United since signing from Molde FC with transfer fee of £1.5m, Ole surely made a lot of impact for United with his clinical finish in front of the goal. I never see such a good finisher like Ole. He scored 126 goals in 366 appearances and this say it all that made him a United legend. He joined United on 29 July 2006 and made his debut on 25 August 1996 against Blackburn.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

After a long serious knee injury, Ole made his remarkable comeback in the appearance as a substitute in the 2-2 draw at Birmingham City in December 2005. In the following new season, his comeback became even greater when he scored a goal in an away win against Charlton and this was his first goal for the senior side in almost three years. This definitely considers as one of the greatest comeback in football history. Ole ended the 2006/07 season with eleven goals.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

How can we forget the winning goal against Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final when he knocked in the ball from Teddy Sheringham’s flick-on and beat Oliver Kahn in the stoppage time. Until now many United fans still can’t forget this great moment and with the wining goal, United completed the treble in that season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The expression and celebration that we couldn’t forget. He netted 18 goals in 1998/99 season and most of it came as a substitute. Because of that, many call him as super sub. We definitely won’t forget the 4 goals in 12 minutes as a late sub in United’s record 8-1 away win at Nottingham Forest.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

His relationship with Ferguson has always been good. Warm tributes from Sir Alex Ferguson – “Ole has achieved everything a player could ever wish to achieve”. Ferguson surely will miss the clinical striker and when he needed someone from the bench to give him a push.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

After a long serious knee injury, Ole stated that his knee has not been 100 per cent and he decided to retire when it flared up again in training. He knew that he wouldn’t be able to play at the level he wanted to for United and called his time and say goodbye to all United fans.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“I feel proud to have represented Manchester United for 11 years and have some very special memories.”, said Solskjaer. United supporters also have special memories of Solskjaer in a red shirt, and will remain forever grateful.

Some of Solskjaer best moment:

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Responses

  1. Ole~! I used to like him in the beckham era, but now i’m too much a spussy. 🙂

  2. Miss beckham era so much ~ 🙂


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