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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Relishing Barcelona Trip Following Man Utd's Champions League Draw
90min
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:50

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Relishing Barcelona Trip Following Man Utd's Champions League Draw

90min
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:50

​Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer has admitted he is looking forward to facing Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Relishing Barcelona Trip Following Man Utd's Champions League Draw

Solskjaer has history with the Camp Nou, netting a late winner in the 1999 Champions League final to see United overcome Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, and he will now return to the stadium as he looks to guide the Red Devils to a similar feat.
In an interview with the clubs ​official website, Solskjaer revealed he is hoping for ​United to create some more history at the Camp Nou.
He said: “Yes, it had to be [​Barcelona]! I’ve had so many texts from friends saying this year is going to be the year that we’ll get through because of my number, 20, and it being 20 years ago. We’re off to the Nou Camp again!
“It was the biggest night I’ve had in football. Of course, for all of us in that team, it was an unbelievable night. It’s a great stadium… and, of course, we met them in the group stages as well that year – 3-3 each both home and away. It’ll be a good game.
“We want these games against the biggest clubs and the biggest teams. We had the finals against them in 2009 and 2011 and the semi-final in 2008 when Scholesy [Paul Scholes] scored, and it’s those games that our supporters and this club crave. We are looking forward to this one."
Solskjaer will be keen to build on Uniteds performance against ​Arsenal, which he insisted was impressive despite suffering a 2-0 defeat. He is quoted by the ​Daily Mail as saying: "Youre always measured on results but we played a good game against ​Arsenal.
"Weve played so much worse and won games and thats the strange thing when youre a manager; you can look behind the result and say that was a good performance but didnt get what we deserved.
"Its so strange, the Arsenal one. Were very disappointed in the result but we cant look at the performance and say we were s**t because we werent, to be honest and blunt. We werent, we played well.
"Weve done well, of course. Weve given ourselves a chance to be in and amongst the top four, and were in the quarter-finals of both the FA Cup and the Champions League.
"Weve been on a good run and now its not squeaky bum time, like the gaffer used to say, but it tightens up. April and May at ​United, we narrow the focus and its now about winning trophies and making use of the squad."