Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been interviewed in the 2011 Champions League final programme on the disappointment of not getting to play for half an hour in a European Cup final.

“When Teddy Sheringham equalised in injury-time I thought: ‘Fantastic, I’ll play 30 minutes of extra-time and it’ll be a great experience for me. Then I went and ruined it by scoring,” he said. “It was just a quick ‘Get on’ – no warning. When you come on and play on instinct, that’s when you play your best football. I felt I got into the game straight away and there were spaces and gaps because they had taken Lothar Matthäus off.”

Solskjaer also confessed he doesn’t actually remember scoring the goal that won us the European Cup.

“I’ve seen my goal so many times but I can’t recall doing it,” he continued. “I usually remember my goals as most of them were practised, but that one was just instinct. I stuck out my toe and guided it in – 99 times out of 100 I’d probably have skied it over the bar.”




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