Ole’s STILL got it! Solskjaer shows his Manchester United stars how it is done with top corner finish in two-touch training drill as Norwegian boss prepares for start of new season
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer found the top corner during a two-touch training exercise
- The Manchester United boss was recorded by assistant manager Mike Phelan
- Solskjaer, a former striker at United, took two touches before finding the corner
- He will hope his players are equally as clinical with the new season approaching
Any suggestions Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had lost his scoring touch were left looking rather foolish as the Manchester United boss showed his strikers how it is done in training.
Filmed by assistant manager Mike Phelan, Solskjaer is seen receiving a ball on his right foot, taking another touch beyond a mannequin marker before striking into the top corner.
‘Bang, bang… boom,’ comes a voice off camera as the Norwegian expertly picks out the top right corner of the net – and the clip quickly got lots of attention on social media.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed he has not lost his scoring touch during a training exercise
Shifting the ball onto his right foot after a pass from the left, Solskjaer prepared to shoot
The net had holes in various locations and the aim of the exercise is to fire into the top corner
Solskjaer, who spent 11 years at United as a player, found the top corner finish with aplomb
The 47-year-old United boss is more used to playing his part on the touchline and in the dugout these days but he has not lost his scoring touch.
He formed part of United’s attack from 1996 to 2007 and famously scored the winning goal against Bayern Munich to seal the treble in 1999.
Solskjaer will hope his strikers saw the clip of his top-corner finish as the Norwegian ramps up preparations for the new Premier League season.
Solskjaer is more used to striking on the touchline as manager of Manchester United now
Due to United’s run to the Europa League semi-finals last month, their start to the new campaign has been delayed by a further week.
United start 2020-21 at home against Crystal Palace on September 19 and Solskjaer will look to his strikers to hit the ground running with so much competition for places at the club right now.
Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood combined for 62 goals in all competitions last season.
With Bruno Fernandes preparing for his first full season, Paul Pogba back healthy and £40million arrival Donny van de Beek looking to make a statement in England, Solskjaer will hope he is seeing the ball go into the back of the net on a regular basis as he looks to build on last season’s third-placed finish.
He will hope strikers Anthony Martial (left), Mason Greenwood (middle) and Marcus Rashford (right) prove they are just as clinical as he was in the training drill come the new season
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