Peter Schmeichel, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ronny Johnsen.

Solskjaer enjoys special occasion against Bayern

Sunday 26 May 2019 18:37

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed a run-out in the Treble Reunion game against Bayern Munich and admitted afterwards he wants to help create more special moments to celebrate at Old Trafford.

The boss came on for Andy Cole in the first minute to find the net, as he did 20 years ago in the Nou Camp, by opening the scoring from close range following Jesper Blomqvist’s pass. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side went on to win 5-0 in an event organised to raise funds for the Manchester United Foundation.

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Solskjaer and Beckham were among the scorers in front of 61,175 fans at Old Trafford.

Although that was the priority on the afternoon, with 61,175 fans sharing in the occasion, it was clear the players relished rolling back the years on the big stage.

"It was great fun,” Solskjaer told MUTV. “You know, just to see the lads in the dressing room before and after, getting the banter going, was fantastic. This is a group of people who have meant so much to each other.

"I think everyone enjoyed it, of course, when you win the game. It was still competitive, we needed to win it and you could see a few tackles flying in. I think everyone was happy towards the end and to see everyone enjoying themselves is what this club is all about – playing football in front of unbelievable and amazing fans.

"I’ve got to thank the supporters again for supporting us and the money will be well spent. I think everyone knows how much it means to play for Manchester United and this match, for everyone, means so much more than just turning up because it was such a big part of our lives.

"We have a big job getting back to these moments. We want to have moments to celebrate and that’s what we’re trying to do." 

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