Ole Gunnar Solskjaer retired yesterday, after struggling with a knee complaint for over 2 years. Ole was out for almost 2 years, and made his comeback last season and scored 11 goals, but suffered a setback again, and finally decided to call it a day.

You remember people, footballers in this case, for various reasons. However great you are, you might be remembered for good things and bad. Cantona is remembered for not just being a genius, but for his kung-fu kick. Roy Keane will be remembered not just for his presence and steel, his magnificent performance against Juve in the semi-finals in the champs league in ’99 but also for his tackle on Haaland and his incident with Shearer. But Ole, you cannot say anything negative about Ole. Even THAT tackle, when he ran back a million yards and fouled Rob Lee outside the area and was obviously sent off, he was given a standing ovation. You can read a lot more about Ole the links at the bottom. While I never got to see Keano play in person, or Cantona, or Beckham, I did get to see Ole play. And more importantly experience and understand what he means to the Old Trafford faithful who made their own banner for him – 20LEGEND. People who dont know better will see Ole became a legend when he scored against Bayern in the dying seconds of the game to steal a victory. No, Ole is not a legend for that one incident alone. He is a legend coz he lives and breathes United, and gave his all for the club.

Guardian. Unfortunately, the Rob Lee tackle is off YouTube.

Wikipedia. Or just Google for him.


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