Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has today revealed that he may have neglected his wife and kids at times to ensure that his Manchester United career lasted as long as possible.

“I played football for 11 years at Manchester United and put my career ahead of everything,” he said. “You sacrifice all that is required to play at United for as long as possible. And it sounds all wrong saying that my career came first, but it was so important that some family stuff I had to come second. Many times I felt that Silje and me and the kids should do something together, but because I had the match in three days, then I wouldn’t. I have sacrificed a lot and I have missed a lot because it might have effected me before the matches on Saturday. I was thinking all the time, the next game, next game, next game.”