Ole: Football has changed
The boss discusses the mentality of today's players, plus reminisces about when he first arrived at United...
"Yeah well football has changed. Some players get affected by, I've made money, I've made this, I've won a trophy or I can sit back and relax. I had the best of the lot as a manager. If you win something you move on. The squad I was in, with Roy Keane and Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, you win something but you move on, you want to win the next one, you want to be better, you want to win the training session the day after, you want to win playing cards. That group of players we're talking about, the '99 squad, the personality and the drive and the hunger in them was unbelievable. I didn't have that when I came to Man United. I was happy, smiley, I was always trying to just be the best I could be, but when I came here starting to win things I realised that's what football is about. It's not just trying to better yourself, it's challenging yourself all the time and being so hungry and going for it. That's why I tried my last effort with the operation, because I needed to be 100 per cent to play for Man United and you have to be 100 per cent every day if you're going to win trophies nowadays."