‘We have a good relationship and it’s been fantastic coaching them’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on strong bond he has with players as Gary Neville reveals Man United stars chanted his name inside the changing room
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed his love for his Manchester United players
- The Red Devils overcame huge odds to beat PSG at the Parc des Princes
- Gary Neville revealed the United stars chanted Solskjaer’s name after the game
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed his love for his Manchester United players after their heroic display at the Parc des Princes saw them book their place in the Champions League quarter-finals.
United wiped out Paris Saint-Germain’s two-goal deficit from the first leg to see off Kylian Mbappe and Co on a magical night in France.
Romelu Lukaku’s early brace gave United hope before Marcus Rashford thundered in a stoppage-time penalty to send United fans all over the world into a frenzy as Solskjaer was hailed for achieving the impossible.
Watch the interview below.
Gary Neville congratulates Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United’s 3-1 win over PSG
Solskjaer insisted that he love coaching the United players since arriving in December
And it appears former team-mate Gary Neville was speaking on the behalf of United fans everywhere as he insisted Solskjaer should be handed the job permanently before they gushed over the emphatic 3-1 victory on Wednesday night.
While Neville talked up the Norwegian’s chances of getting the United job on a permanent basis, Solksjaer instead remained focused on the task in hand.
Solskjaer told Neville: ‘I am just going to do my best until the summer and see what the club decides. We have to remember tonight. Fantastic night.
United’s coaching staff and players swarm the Norwegian boss after the game ends in Paris
Solskjaer celebrates with Eric Cantona (left) and Sir Alex Ferguson (centre)
Neville reveals how the players were chanting Solskjaer’s name in the changing rooms after
‘The spirit of Manchester United. Great to see the boss [Sir Alex Ferguson] in there after the game for the first time. The lads were absolutely magnificent.’
As a pundit for beIN SPORTS, Neville revealed how the United players were chanting Solskjaer’s name in the dressing room – a clear indicator about how they feel about their manager – but Solskjaer maintained that it has been a pleasure coaching them since taking over from Jose Mourinho.
‘We have a good relationship. It has been fantastic coaching them with Kieran, Michael, Demps, Mick, Emilio. We are a great team together. I think they enjoy us.
‘We just want them to improve. We just want them to have nights like this. We have been part of it ourselves, haven’t we?’
The Norwegian boss celebrates with United’s away supporters after their famous win
Solskjaer hilariously does his best to dodge a kiss from Neville during their interview
Solskjaer then beamed that this what the best night of his managerial career by far before hilariously trying his best to dodge a kiss from Neville.
He continued: ‘Definitely [the best night of my managerial career]. Absolutely unbelievable. It was great to be there.
‘These are the moments, you share with your coaching staff, with the players, with the supporters. That is what football is all about. Doing it together.’