Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is often criticised for a lack of emotion before, during and after matches.
However, the same cannot be said following the Red Devils’ dramatic 3-2 comeback win against Atalanta in Wednesday night’s Champions League group stage fixture.
The Red Devils found themselves going into the half-time break two nill down and rock bottom of Group F.
However, following a passionate team-talk and an emphatic second half, which saw Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo all score, United came back to steal all three points at the death.
Although Solskjaer came into Wednesday’s European tie under immense pressure following just two wins from his last seven matches, in all competitions, this latest victory has certainly afforded him more time in the Old Trafford dugout.
Reacting to his side’s incredible showing at full-time and when asked if he believed his players were ‘playing for him’, the Norweigan gave a rare, but very fiery response.
“Don’t even start,” Solskjaer said. “Don’t disrespect the players. They played for Man United.
“They know they’re the luckiest men in the world. I said that to them, tonight they’re the luckiest men in the world.
“The 11 plus the subs, they’re the ones that can play for Man United and that’s what so many millions of boys and girls want to do.”
“They never stopped believing, they kept on going.”
“Don’t disrespect the players, they play for Man Utd.”
A passionate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised his players after yet another #UCL comeback at Old Trafford.
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 20, 2021