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

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.

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