Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “buzzing” with Manchester United fan tribute.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was said to be “absolutely buzzing” as Man United fans sang his name at their game against Villarreal on Tuesday.
Man United’s travelling support paid tribute to their former manager, who was dismissed from his role on Sunday off the back of a string of poor results.
Solskjaer was watching Man United on Tuesday.
The Red Devils fans were heard to go through their songbook of chants dedicated to Solskjaer, and according to United We Stand editor Andy Mitten, it didn’t go unnoticed by the Norwegian.
“United fans were singing Ole’s name inside the ground,” Mitten told The Athletic’s Talk of the Devils podcast. “Ole was sat at home watching the game on TV, absolutely buzzing off the fact that the fans were singing his name, which I thought was quite a nice touch.”
With just 48 hours between his sacking and United’s Champions League victory, Solskjaer wouldn’t have had much time to digest the fact that he is no longer in charge of his beloved club.
Solskjaer’s relationship with Man United fans.
The former striker has always enjoyed a good relationship with Man United’s match-going support and while most agree that the club were right to sack him, it seems their love for their hero hasn’t been diluted.
Solskjaer arrived at Old Trafford as a player in the summer of 1996 and went on to score 126 goals in 366 appearances across 11 years.
Most famously, he scored the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League Final against Bayern Munich, sealing an unprecedented treble for Alex Ferguson’s side and etching his name into Man United folklore.
Winning a trophy as manager would arguably have raised Solskjaer’s status in the eyes of the fans and he came within inches of doing so, losing out to Villarreal in this year’s Europa League Final after David De Gea missed the decisive penalty in the shootout.
? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets emotional as he wishes the players and Michael Carrick well for the game against Villarreal.
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Aside from hearing the Man United supporters singing his name in their rematch with the Spanish side on Tuesday, Solskjaer would also have seen Michael Carrick guide the team to a 2-0 victory in his first game as caretaker manager.
The result secured United’s place in the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time since 2018/2019 and Solskjaer is sure to be cheering his former players on for the remainder of the season.