Goal of the Day: Ole nets against Lille
Our 'Goal of the Day' on Halloween is a typically sharp strike by our manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who scored against Lille on this day in 2001.
Background: With qualification for the Champions League's second group phase in 2001/02 already assured, and a trip to Anfield looming soon afterwards, Sir Alex Ferguson rang the changes for his side’s matchday-six trip to Lille. Among the alterations included a first European start of the season for Solskjaer, who had appeared as a substitute in each of the previous five group games. Guess what happened next…
The goal: It took the Norwegian under six minutes to serve a resounding reminder of his talents. Spotting Solskjaer’s inviting dart in from the right wing to the left channel, David Beckham clipped a superb through-ball behind the home defence. Racing forward, United’s no.20 made space for himself with a neat cushioned touch on the run, then arced a breathtaking first-time shot into the far top corner.