“He was a marvellous finisher, one of the best I have known.”
– Sir Alex Ferguson quotes about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
“Ole is a lovely guy and, whenever I’m asked about him, I’ve never had a bad word to say. He came into the football club and we didn’t know who he was but, by the time he left, everyone in football knew him. He did a super job and I thoroughly enjoyed playing with him when I had the opportunity. He certainly spurred me on, whether he was in the team or out of the team. He didn’t have a malicious bone in his body and that’s why I liked him even more.
– Andy Cole quotes on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
“Ole was a terrific player for the club and it was not a surprise that came when we had great success by winning the Treble. Of course, he was a key part of that. He’s a terrific character and the boss could play him anywhere he wanted to because he would always give his all. He was just a natural goalscorer and, with him being such a nice character and a good lad around the place as well, he was simply the perfect player to have in your squad.”
– Bryan Robson quotes on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
“He is a legend for what he has done here [at Manchester United]. His goal to win the Champions League, and all-round he has been a great ambassador for United.
– David Moyes’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer quotes
“It was obvious that his desire was to be a coach… but more than that it was a desire to be the best you can be. I’m very lucky that he never complained, I don’t think any other player of that quality would have stood for it. Teddy [Sheringham] always moaning at me, and I can understand because he was a great player… but Ole never complained. He had that fantastic patience.”
– Sir Alex Ferguson in his new book, Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography.
“What I know about Ole Gunnar Solskjӕr is that he’s studious, he’s intelligent and he’s clever. He was the kind of player that would write down all the training sessions when he was coming towards the end of his career.
– Gary Neville ‘s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer quotes
“He was an intelligent player, so he is an intelligent boy as well, and that will help him to be successful [in managerial position].”
– Arsene Wenger’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer quotes
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