On The Ball

To win big trophies, Manchester United must again beat the best

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and players Nemanja Matic and Edinson Cavani celebrate after a match. PHOTO: REUTERS
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

LONDON - It felt fitting when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's case to be appointed Manchester United manager was boosted by a series of eye-catching wins in marquee matches.

He is defined by one of the biggest games in United's history. Mentions of the 1999 Champions League final abound even before the 47-year-old raises them.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.