In an interview with ‘The Athletic’ he revealed some signings that he proposed when he was in charge of the English team’s bench.
The club did not value their proposals and now they are in top-level teams
Ole Gunnar Solskjær will be much more remembered in the Manchester United for being the hero of the final of the Champions of 1999 in the Camp Nou, than for his time as a coach. The hero of that match against Bayern Munich took the reins of the ‘red devil’ bench as interim, relieving José Mourinhoand left the position in 2021, already as head coach, without winning any titles.
During that time, the Norwegian proposed several signings which the club decided not to address. In an interview with ‘The Athletic’ he revealed some names who are now top-level footballers and have greatly appreciated themselves. Solskjær He explained that he recommended a ‘stranger’ Erling Haalandwhen he had not yet debuted with the RB Salzburg. Now, with a market value of 180 million euros according to ‘Transfermarkt’, it is the leader of the Manchester City of Pep Guardiola.
He also put on the table the names of Declan Rice, who this summer became the most expensive English footballer in history after his signing for the Arsenaland Jude Bellinghamone of the stars of the ‘new Real Madrid’ before signing for the Borussia Dortmund. If they had approached their incorporations, they would have arrived in Manchester for a much more affordable price than what both teams have paid, 116.6 and 103 million euros, respectively.
Another of the big names that came out in the interview was Moisés Caicedowhich landed this summer in the Chelsea of Mauricio Pochettino in exchange for 133 ‘kilos’. However, he acknowledged that no attempt was made to sign him – although he did speak with the player – to look for other players with immediate performance in the midfield.
Solskjær He closed his time on the bench Old Trafford with empty hands. She was on the verge of winning a Europa League before a Villarreal who came out on top in a penalty shootout in which the goalkeepers were the protagonists, but time has shown that, at the very least, he had a good eye for bringing talent to the club.