Manchester United, in their typical fashion, stunned the footballing world yet again on Wednesday night, as they bagged a 3-1 win over PSG to proceed to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.
Despite the absence of several star players due to suspensions and injuries, the Red Devils fought hard at the French capital, and eventually emerged on top against the mighty Parisians.
The victory at Parc Des Princes was another feather in the impressive cap of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has definitely looked the real deal since taking over at his former club.
In fact, the Norwegian tactician’s performances so far have led many fans and pundits to believe that he is the right man to lead the Mancunian giants forward for the long term.
And now, according to an interview conducted by Gary Neville post the second leg encounter between the Red Devils and the Ligue 1 giants, it appears as if the Manchester United players want Ole as their boss too.
Speaking on BeIn Sports, Neville asked Solskjaer: “The thing is about a group of players – I heard them actually through the dressing room door singing your name, they absolutely love you don’t they?”
But Ole simply replied: “I don’t know! But they get results and we have a good relationship I have to say. And it’s been fantastic coaching them. The players I think they enjoy us [the Man United coaching staff]. We just want them to improve, we want them to have nights like this.”
Speaking further about his side’s chances in the Champions League this term, Solskjaer added (via BBC Sport): “We can go all the way. Of course we fancy ourselves, but we just have to wait for the draw and then take the game as it comes.
“It’s a typical Manchester United night. We had a game-plan and the belief in the boys was what we hoped for. Everyone shares a huge pride.
“The players were really great. They were focused, they listened to all the instructions like in training, and on the pitch they knew that we had to defend well. There was a lot of quality.”