‘we can go all the way,’ solskjaer enthuses after historic win

14:00    07 Mar 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his team can “go all the way” in the UEFA Champions League following their stunning 3-1 win away to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night.

United came into the clash at the Parc des Princes with little hope of advancing, as they trailed 0-2 from the first leg at Old Trafford.

Yet 90 minutes later the Red Devils became the first team in the competition’s history to advance after having lost the first leg of a knockout match at home by two or more goals.

Romelu Lukaku scored two first-half goals, before a controversial late penalty from Marcus Rashford secured a 3-1 win and saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side advance on away goals.

"We always believed," the Norwegian manager said. "The plan wasn't about having the ball and out playing them, if you give this team too much space and time they can hurt you.

"You saw a couple of times in the first half when we missed out defensive shape. The plan was to be in the game with five minutes to go and it worked.

"I have got some fantastic memories, and that's what it gives you. It is special when you are a coach, doing it with your staff and the players.

“The dressing room was absolutely unbelievable, just to see the whole club together, with owners, ex-players, former managers.

"We can go all the way. Of course we fancy ourselves. We have to wait for the draw. We had loads of injuries and suspensions but that was maybe a good thing here today, as we had a fresh team with lots of energy.

“We knew we had to defend and be humble enough to work hard. All the teams that are through are quality teams."
 

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