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PICTURES: 14 Years Of A Legend

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. mikekelly12 says:

    Cheers Ole….Good luck!

  2. Dec the red says:

    more emotional than i was expecting his departure to be, but hopefully he’ll be back

  3. hellsmith says:

    True Legend. GL, Ole!

  4. Costas says:

    Thanks for the memories 20Legend!

    14 years and he looks exactly the same in each photo!

  5. willierednut says:

    Great memories, but he’ll be back. What sets Ole apart from other players is his professionalism. When he scored 4 goals against Everton, the next week at West Ham, he was back on the bench. He didn’t moan, didn’t go to the papers and bitch, he just accepted the bosses decision. Top bloke, top player and a proper legend. Ole > Shearer

  6. The Big Red says:

    still remember that interview he gave on MUTV when he retired, he was almost holding back the tears at one point. that season, i was just happy to see him on pitch, running and looking healthy. n when he scored that goal (CL i think it was), it was just turning back the years…

    thanks for the memories Sir Ole…

  7. Utd4life says:


    That’s exactly what I wanted to say..

  8. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Top top photos. Cheers 20Legend!
    My favorite occasion was the 1999 Champions final league v Bayern when we went up 2-1 with seconds to play.

    But my fondest personal moment was the crushing goal v liverpool at OT 1999 FA Cup, followed possibly by his first goal back from injury.

    Scott, could we have a competition for Ole’s finest goal?

  9. Staffred says:

    From the 1st goal against Blackburn,loyalty and respect for 14 years!
    Thank you ole,forever a red legend!!

  10. King Eric says:

    Another thing that sets him apart is I have NEVER heard a rival fan give him anything but praise.

  11. redevil_83 says:

    he’ll be back

    thx 20LEGEND

  12. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Still really sad at this. Ole was one of the lads who knew he would never see better than United. Never wanted anything else. Bet he sheds a tear the first home game that only gets 5000 fans. Still, hope he can turn Molde around and get them a few championships.

    @King Eric, I am sure that Jamie Redkapp would be saying he wasn’t United quality. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ….

  13. busbybabes says:

    Good bye OLEgend !

  14. CedarsDevil says:

    @ King Eric

    Well spotted, even the most spiteful of rivals cannot slate him, its impossible to do so….

    @ willie

    100% with you on the Ole > Shearer……….. Not even fit for a comparison on any level

  15. United4eva says:


    Absolutely mate. Ole is pure class. The pro par excellence.


    That Liverpool game was sensational. That was the springboard to the Treble IMHO. After that our momentum was almost unstoppable. It was like the first roll of a snowball on the way to becoming an avalanche.

    But I think personally my favourite Solskjaer moments have to be the last man tackle against Newcastle and the comeback goal against Charlton. Taking that red card for the team just showed what a team player Ole was and the way he bowed in front of the crowd after scoring against Charlton in 2006 was heartwarming. It was what we’d been waiting for, for years…

  16. Doghouse says:

    I think Solskjaer personifies the values that United players should aspire to and that the fans admire. He’s humble, he’s professional, he’s smart, he’s dedicated, he’s loyal, he’s passionate, he’s talented and he always, always gave every game everything he had until the final whistle blew. No hassle over money. No crying about sitting on the bench. If he was able to play he would play if asked, or not, and it was never an issue for him.

    I’m definitely going to be keeping an eye on Molde FK while he’s in charge, see what they get up to.

  17. curtis says:

    Well whats the odd that we’ll be in closer connection with molde now?
    I can see the start of a super relationship between the two clubs
    united will loan out all our promising talent to ole at Molde so they can gain valuable 1st team experience and in the process help ole out by giving him good players to work with, while we’ll have 1st dips on any rising stars at his new club.. win win i think.

  18. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Thanks for the reminder of the comeback game. That is the one I was alluding to in my post but just couldn’t recall the opposition. Scoring against Charlton after so many years of injury trouble. Personally hope Hargo does finally give us another of these moments. But for me Ole’s comeback was very very special indeed.

  19. RedScot says:

    @Costas @ 19.21 I think he is older than 14 mate.Just my opinion.
    I tell you though in no uncertain terms he is always smiling to me.
    Pure undiluted class. 100%

  20. Fze123 says:

    Ah, some great memories in these pictures. He had it all – the talent, the intelligence, the right temperament, the loyaltiy – a complete player. Ole, thanks for every goal you scored, every game you won, and best of luck at Molde.

  21. pawaka21 says:

    he came from a club with blue and black (molde). he scored is first goal against blue and black (blackburn), and his last goal for us also against blue and black (wigan).

    thou shall not be forgotten, ollie. thanks for the memories….

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  23. Costas says:


    Haha. No I meant that for the last 14 years his looks haven’t changed a lot. He remains a baby face assasin. :)

  24. RedScot says:

    @Costas lol i new you would get my humour mate.its just me, the way i post tongue in cheek a lot.
    Aye the reliable killer.
    When we needed a goal, look to the bench.
    He will be sorely missed.

  25. madmike91 says:

    Had the pleasure of meeting him once, genuinely nice bloke. Never forget the goals against Bayern and Liverpool.

    Then you compare this legend to Rooney the money grabbing fucker. Just shows how football has evolved for the worse.

  26. Lovin' United says:

    Will be missed…

    Ole’s winning goal in the CL final made Sir Alex earns his Knighthood….

  27. Wednesdayx says:

    I have a feeling that OLE one day will manage the first team… you see? that’s why he’ll be back!

  28. ajie says:

    14 years of a legend….baby face assasin…now we have new successor in making wearing no. 14!!

  29. smartalex says:

    Thank you Ole!
    We”ll follow you back to Old Trafford.

    Exactly. Solskjaer humbly appreciated being given the opportunity to play, to score, to win games for Manchester United, for us.


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