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Fergie: Ole Shouldn’t Come Back To England Yet

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was linked with moves to Blackburn and Portsmouth even before winning the league title with Molde on Sunday, but Sir Alex Ferguson has advised his former player to learn his trade in Norway before coming back to England.

“I don’t think he should rush into it because experience is good and the experience he has got at Molde is a very good one,” he said. “He comes from the area. His wife and family are all back home there. He has won the championship and there is no need to hurry. The time will come and the timing will be important but he is easily capable of coming into English football.”

Ferguson also reflected on what Solskjaer was like as a player and why it has come as no surprise to him that our former striker is now a successful manager.

“My knowledge of Ole as a student of the game is quite clear; every game he played and every training session he took part in he always wrote it all down,” said Ferguson. “That tells you his dedication to learn the game and also his attention to meticulous detail. That gives him a great start because you need dedication and sacrifice to go into management these days. He was a great player and a very nice person. Players will respond to him.”

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  1. rohan19 says:

    mascherano wouldn’t be so bad..

    he was a cunt for liverpool no doubt.

    but i think we need a midfielder like him

  2. rohan19 says:

    @ cedars : morning.. though its afternoon here..

    im not looking forward to the game. it’ll be bloody boring

  3. CedarsDevil says:

    Hi Rohan

    In that case, good afternoon to you! Have to disagree on both your posts my friend…

    1- Mascherano is a BIG no no for me, good player but terrible attitude.

    2 – How can watching United ever be boring? They may be involved in boring matches (Rare) but watching them can never be a boring thing

  4. CedarsDevil says:

    Just to go back on topic….. I posted this link on another thread and I will re-post it here in case anyone missed it…… Really worth watching

  5. rohan19 says:

    common. ‘ve found the champions league games generally boring as compared to the league.
    always loved the league more.

    well mascherano is a cunt. that i said. i’d love a player LIKE him..

    the galati match and the benfica match were pretty boring.
    nevertheless ‘ll still be watching the game..
    can’t not watch a united game..
    since about 13 years now.
    and im only 22

  6. CedarsDevil says:

    Red Neck

    I agree with you 100%…… Yes football has changed, the rules, the money involved and everything that comes with it but at the end of the day a football player is just that….. I disagree with my friend slim that its pointless to compare players from different eras, why not? Maradona is always compared to Pele is he not? Phil Jones has been compared to the late Duncan Edwards by so many, including my self…

    Back to what you said in your post I would bet my last dollar that most (not all) footballers today would not last 5 minutes on the pitch back in the day when people like Best were playing the game.

    Most footballers today have become too soft, nagging and crying like little girls every time they are touched

  7. CedarsDevil says:


    I understand my friend, my point was that we are involved in the occasional boring match, of course we are…. However watching United is never a boring activity! Perhaps my point was slightly lost in translation…..

    Enjoy being 22 buddy, God I wish I could role back the years! haha…. So you’ve been a fan since you were 9? Very impressive, more the fact that I am great at maths! haha

  8. Gotta hate tiny tears says:


    Crazy that “GWANDANNY” could of been used for mr Pugh

  9. CedarsDevil says:

    Just give the ball to Ole he sill score, he ALWAYS scores! I do wish with all my heart that our Little Pea will emulate him… Certainly has all the right attributes

    GHTT – Good to see you here buddy

  10. CedarsDevil says:

    Wow, the rate of posts at the moment is almost the same as my heart’s!

  11. Samuel - united WE stand says:

    Gibbo is finished and i would be shocked if he gets back in the first team picture, call it gibbo ‘bashing’ as much as you like but he is everything united don’t want in midfield and i don’t have to list his deficiencies. good player but not for the highest level and i can imagine him getting shifted by january.

  12. Samuel - united WE stand says:

    Cedars – you always bring the enthusiasm and exuberance to this blog, i can’t imagine it would be the same without you even though your man crush for robin van persie has raised a few eyebrows lol keep it up.

  13. Samuel - united WE stand says:

    To be honest i don’t want to underestimate galati today, they’ll be potentially hard to break down again and united have to be on their game because in europe, anything can happen but 3 points are important but won’t come easy but hopefully united can get the job done.

  14. CedarsDevil says:


    Thanks for the great compliment my ever nervous United loving friend… :-) Not sure I deserve it to be honest…

    Have to agree with you on Gibbo, he was about to be sold in the summer…. Personally I always believed in him but I guess just like Obertan, his fortunes lay else where…. Good luck to the boy

  15. CedarsDevil says:

    Is there anything more fulfilling in life than loving United? Personally its only matched with the love I have for my baby girl……. But come on, how many moments of near heart attacks has this club given us over the years? How many greats that we will always talk about for the rest of our lives have they produced…..

    Damn I love United, United are my life

  16. Jeet says:

    Cedars, if there was a choice between the nurse’s delights (one-off, offer valid only for 90 minutes), and watching a united-liverpool match that you knew united were going to win, what would you go for? :LOL:
    a> Nurse – she’s a black magic woman! And besides the match can be recorded!
    b> One love, one United!
    c> since I know United are gonna win, I’ll place a bet, and get an upgraded version of the nurse at a later date :)

    For me, it would be , but not least because I would be too dumb to think of :lol:

  17. brett1985 says:

    So Chelsea fans have participated in racist changing en masse.

    Whilst large numbers of united fans might be accused of controversial lyrics “without killing anyone” Chelsea fans obviously thought that by singing “anton ferdinand, you know what you are” rather than “anton ferdinand, you black cunt” that they could get away with it. Football chants are often controversial but Chelsea fans have gone too far.

    I’m talking about fan behavior which cannot be dismissed as the inappropriate conduct of a minority. I have to say if I was a Chelsea fan I would pretty much have given up on my fellow fans at this point.

  18. CedarsDevil says:


    Answer is simple, both at the same time…… Orgasmic pleasures of universal proportions!


    Pissing off for my nap…. laters my friends

  19. Costas says:

    @Sandeep, Balaji

    Yeah sorry guys. It was too early for me and I got the names wrong. I thought it was Stateside Aussie. :lol:


    Yeah, I’m really proud of APOEL. Greeks and Cypriots are close, but I also have a soft spot for this team because some of its players left Greece because they were “flops”. Look where they are now.

  20. Costas says:


    Definitely. If you talked to United fans after the Leeds game at OT that is. Quite a few gave up on him that day.

  21. WillieRedNut says:

    They don’t call him kooky Cedars for nothing.

  22. rohan19 says:

    @cedars : yeah i became a die hard fan since juventus 1999
    roy keane. boy that man caught my imgination..


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