Barcelona vs Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recalls moment Sir Alex Ferguson ‘pissed him off’ during triumphant 1999 Champions League final

They picked up plenty of silverware during their time at Old Trafford, with the historic Champions League triumph in 1999 a stand-out memory.

Solskjaer, who has followed in the footsteps of his former boss after being handed the reins at United on a permanent basis, was far from happy with Ferguson during the half-time interval of that clash, however.

In an interview with FourFourTwo back in April 2016, the Norwegian revealed that the Scot triggered him to go on and make a difference that night after opting to put on Teddy Sheringham ahead of him.

He said: “He spoke to Teddy at length at half-time and that pissed me off.


talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here's what's coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2…

  • Barcelona vs Manchester United (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT
  • Juventus vs Ajax (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Porto vs Liverpool (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT
  • Napoli vs Arsenal (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest (Friday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Leeds vs Wigan (Friday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Sunderland vs Doncaster (Friday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Norwich vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Newcastle vs Southampton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT
  • Accrington Stanley vs Luton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Everton vs Manchester United (Sunday, 1:30pm) – talkSPORT
  • Cardiff vs Liverpool (Sunday, 4pm) – talkSPORT

“I thought: ‘I’ve scored 17 goals for you this season, mostly coming on as sub – aren’t you going to speak to me?’ Then Teddy went on.

“That’s the way to trigger me; to make me feel: ‘I’m going to prove you wrong’.”

 All was forgotten, however, with Solskjaer eventually getting on the field and scoring United’s second injury-time goal to secure them European glory – and a remarkable Treble.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *