Manchester United manager until a finish of a season, former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær has done a stirring start. However, a 45-year-old is not meditative over a UEFA Champions League turn of 16 assembly with Paris usually yet, as he tells UEFA.com.
On Paris …
“I have to contend they have everything, really. They emanate space for themselves, they have technique and strength. [Edinson] Cavani is like a Viking, like a ones we see in videos, like a soldier almost! [Kylian] Mbappé has implausible pace, there is no one who is as a lightning discerning as him.
“But still, we have 3 good forwards myself. As good as [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial, [Romelu] Lukaku, we have [Alexis] Sánchez and [Jesse] Lingard. They can plea PSG’s defence.
“[Paris manager Thomas] Tuchel is unequivocally good tactically. He can play 3-4-3 or he can go with a 4-4-2 or a 4-3-3, so we can’t ready any specific tactics. We have to demeanour during how we can improve – that’s a usually thing we can control, really. We’ve got to rediscover a Manchester United approach of playing, and we don’t consider many teams suffer their nights during Old Trafford when we’re on song.
“It’s about holding a diversion to a opposition, always desiring in yourself. If we asked other managers who played opposite Sir Alex [Ferguson]’s teams, a gait and a dash going brazen was key. And, of course, a belief, a surge, that final 15 to 20 mins towards a Stretford End – it was roughly like a turn was usually sucked into a goal.”
On his coaching tour …
“[Sir Alex Ferguson] was like a second dad. we finished adult vital on a same travel as him and his grandkids were in a same category as my kids, so of march we had a illusory attribute with him over a years. Whatever we asked him about, we got an answer and we sat behind and we thought: ‘He unequivocally knows his stuff!’
“When we was 27, 28, we suspicion we would never be a coach, since we usually wanted to get divided from a limelight, though afterwards we got my damage [a knee problem that eventually led to early retirement] and we sat down and reflected and thought: ‘If we can’t play again, we don’t wish to leave this game.’ Then all my 20 years of football madness, craziness, nerdiness, call it what we like, came in and we thought: ‘I’m going to go for this.’
“[Sir Alex] pronounced we was analytical, though that was usually one or dual defenders you’re personification against. we suspicion we knew all about football, and afterwards we turn a manager and we need to know each singular thing about each singular position.”
On a UEFA Champions League …
“The biggest nights of my career have been Champions League nights, so of march when we get to this theatre of a tournament, with a floodlights on, these are a games that we unequivocally demeanour brazen to. When a anthem [sounds out] opposite a stadium, [when] we travel in: it’s one of those special, special times during Old Trafford.
“Have we wondered about winning a competition? I’m not even meditative that distant ahead. Now I’m meditative about how we can go by to a subsequent turn by violence Paris Saint-Germain.”
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