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Who is Solskjaer’s Favorite Manchester United Legend


(Manchester United managerOle Gunnar Solskjaer as part of bumper fans’ Q&A)

Man Utd fans have spent countless hours discussing this question. Given the sheer number of iconic players who have called Old Trafford home down the years, is almost impossible to definitively answer this question. Norwegian played for Manchester United between 1996 and 2007 period encompassing some of the club’s finest-ever moments.

If you could choose a Manchester United legend to be in the current squad, who would it be and why?

Solskjaer: I’d sign Keano every day of the week, Roy was so influential but then again, I played with Cristiano and he’s been the best player in the world alongside [Lionel] Messi for the past 10 to 15 years now, so Cristiano.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ended up opting for two players he shared a dressing room with. Both hungry and driven characters who took no prisoners in the ultimately fruitful pursuit of greatness. When it comes to the notoriously no-nonsense Roy Keane, Ole jokes he wouldn’t relish the prospect of managing him.

During the first part of his latest fan Q&A he was also asked to pick his small-sided team by one supporter from Nigeria, Sharon. Ole must choose between players he shared a dressing room with throughout his iconic playing career at Old Trafford.

Ole’s ultimate five a side team

  • Hi Sharon, good question, takes me back a few years this,starts Solskjaer.
  • I would probably have… if I have to pick myself then I’d score the goals so I’d don’t have to take too many of the strikers.
  • I’d like to have Becks, Scholesy, Giggs. So there we are one, two, three and me.
  • We need a keeper as well, so that’s maybe too many attacking players.
  • Jaap Stam, defensively. He’s a defence alone, and goalkeeper would probably be Edwin van der Sar with his ball skills.
  • So, it’s Edwin, Jaap, Becks on the right, Giggsy on the left and me up front. Maybe a 1-2-1 formation?
  • That’s a bit unfair on Scholes and Keane and Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, but that’s probably the team I’d pick.