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Solskjaer targeting stunning treble for Man Utd as boss to replicate playing career

OLE Gunnar Solskjaer has laid down the marker as Manchester United boss by admitting he is targeting another historic treble.

No English side has managed such an achievement since the Norwegian featured in the Red Devils' famous success of 1999.

Solskjaer, 46, was the hero in the Champions League final when his last gasp winner against Bayern Munich secured the hat-trick of silverware.

And after being handed a three-year contract as United gaffer, Solskjaer wants to replicate his playing career but this time from the dugout.

Speaking to ESPN, he said: "I think we've got to set that standard. We can do it one day.

"It's going to be more and more difficult. Football has changed and there are more and more clubs with more and more money. In England, it's hard to get a top six place.

"Then you've got Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus — it will be difficult but you can never say impossible."

Solskjaer's side face a huge uphill task to progress in the Champions League knowing they need to beat Barcelona on their own turf tomorrow night.

Returning to the scene where he created history 20-years ago, the baby-faced assassin thinks it could be written in the stars all over again.

He added: "I don't believe in fate but I do believe that you get what you deserve. Sometimes things are meant to be if you really go it.

"I'm not the type to think: 'This makes me proud.' I will feel the butterflies, I will be excited. I cannot wait to get going because it's the biggest stage. It's against the best club of the last 10 or 15 years. Since [Pep] Guardiola took over they have been absolutely brilliant."

 

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