Captain's Sporting Heroes Part 1

Published On February 28, 2012 | By dominic | Alan

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

In this series of articles I will take you through my childhood sporting heroes. In Part 1, Manchester United’s lethal late 1990s supersub Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

I could never understand why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t play every game for the Red Devils. He always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. I know the number bods like The Natural and Smithy will say that this is probably luck, but to me it always felt like skill.

If a ball fell in the box, let me tell you as a Manchester United fan there was only one person you wanted it to fall to. That’s right, it was the babyfaced assassin Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Even when Manchester United had the greatest striking duo in the history of the Premier League (Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was still the most dangerous attacking option.

He scored 91 goals in 235 games for United and, of course, smacked in the winner in the Champions League final to secure United the treble (the greatest sporting achivement for any English team in any sport ever). It remains one of my greatest memories.

Apparently Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is well on his way to becoming a very fine football coach. And well he might – he must have learned something from Sir Alex Ferguson (the greatest manager in any sport), who might be featuring in the very betting blog some time soon.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – you will always be missed and you will always be in my heart.

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