Tuesday, August 28, 2007

a true legend...

Just moments ago, one of Manchester United's best player informed the world that he is retiring from football at the age of 34. He is none other than Ole Gunnar Solskjær from Norway who joined the Red Devils on 29th July 1996. His retirement was not due to age or the loss of spirit but mainly due to his nagging knee injury. Fortunately he will remain in Manchester United as a coach as well as an official ambassador.

Ole was nicknamed the "Baby Faced Assassin" in his first season due to his youthful looks and clinical finishing. He was famous as a 'super-sub' for always coming in late in a game and scoring the crucial goal. Most Red Devil fans would recall fondly his goal during injury time against Bayern Munich which gave Manchester United the Champions League trophy in 1999. He has served the club well and never caused any problems. A true professional indeed.

A true legend for Manchester United and always a joy to watch. One of the few who plays with a smile on his face. Up there with the likes of Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs and Roy Keane. Thank you Ole for 11 wonderful years. You have been a wonderful role model in football and will surely continue to be one in the Red Devil camp. :)

Glory glory Man Utd!

1 comment:

zewt said...

i think he is one of the best finisher behind van nistelooy... will be sorely missed.