Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has become the first-ever person to reach a major European final as both a Manchester United player and manager.
Thursday night’s Europa League semi-final second-leg against Roma saw the Red Devils run out eventual 8-5 (on aggregate) winners.
Despite losing the second-leg 3-2 on the night, Solskjaer’s men are through to May’s final, where they will face Villarreal for a chance to lift the prestigious trophy.
After finally breaking his semi-final hoodoo, Solskjaer’s most recent win ensures he has become the first person associated with the club to reach a European summit as both a player and a manager.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the first person to reach a major European Cup final as both a player and manager for Man Utd.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 6, 2021
Famously known for his last gasp winner against Bayern Munich during the 1998-1999 Champions League final to seal Sir Alex Ferguson an unprecedented treble, Solskjaer will now have the chance to lift the Europa League as a manager.
This season’s final is set to kick off at 8pm (UK time) on 26 May and will be played at the Stadion Energa Gdansk in Poland.