On The Ball

Solskjaer must start winning games that matter

Led by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United have thrived under pressure but he can also be outwitted. PHOTO: REUTERS

As a player, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was defined by securing silverware in the most dramatic fashion in Manchester United's history. And yet, he claimed last week, a trophy is "sometimes more of an ego thing from other managers".

That may be a self-serving argument.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 21, 2021, with the headline 'Solskjaer must start winning games that matter'. Subscribe