Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opens up on bigger career regret – Manchester Evening News

If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could go back in time and change one thing about his career, he would bury his missed chance to beat Bayer Leverkusen in the 2002 Champions League semi-final .

Manchester United lost the tie on away goals against Bayer Leverkusen with the semi-final ending 3-3 on aggregate.

Solskjaer had an opportunity to win it for United and take them to a final against Real Madrid in Glasgow, but he missed the target.

The current United boss revealed his still grapples with missing a glorious chance to send the club through to a second Champions League final in three years, even though he claims he’s not a particularly regretful person..

“Well, when I look at some of those dodgy hairstyles, I would say: ‘Cut your hair more often!'” Solskjaer told ManUtd.com when asked if he would change anything from his playing career.

“But no, I’ve said it before in the interview, I don’t really look back, I don’t regret. You make decisions and you just have to deal with the consequences, so I’d probably say just be yourself again… I’m sat here, aren’t I? And I wouldn’t be any other place at the moment.

“So, I’d probably just do the same again… except score a goal against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002! That chance… about 10 minutes before full-time… that’s the moment in my career that I’ve thought about the most, that miss.”

The United boss also revealed that his former teammate Roy Keane perpetually reminds him of the miss.

“Ask Roy Keane as well… he keeps mithering me every time we talk to each other. He reminds me of that chance but I just reply that for me it’s a good chance, but for him there was absolutely no chance he would have scored that or any other… but that bothers me, that chance.

“We drew 2-2 at home, and we would have gone to the final in Glasgow. And we would have won it as well.”

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