Solskjaer Says Man Utd Have Quality To Win Champions League

Solskjaer applauding after a Manchester United match

Solskjaer applauding after a Manchester United match. AFP

"But we can't look at the performance and say we were s**t because we weren't, to be honest and blunt, we weren't, we played well".

"We've got great faith in him as the next Michael Carrick".

United fans will be boosted to see Jesse Lingard among the stars making the trip, with the midfielder having been ruled out for the last six games with a hamstring injury.

Solskjaer scored the dramatic victor in the 1999 final as United struck twice in injury-time to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in Barcelona and become champions of Europe for the second time in their history.

United's hopes of European glory remain alive after overcoming Paris St Germain and, speaking before being drawn against Barcelona, Solskjaer said they have proved that "on any given day we can beat a top team".

Any move for Bale or another high-profile wide player would surely mark the end of Alexis Sanchez's forgettable spell with United.

"I believe that you get what you deserve in life, in sport", he said.

Before that comes a key FA Cup quarter-final at Wolves on Saturday evening - a match Romelu Lukaku could join the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Ashley Young and Juan Mata in missing.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists they can go for the lot. "I think you earn your luck, but sometimes it's better to be lucky than good, eh?"

"You're always measured on results but we played a good game against Arsenal", he told a media conference.

"It's so unusual, the Arsenal one, very disappointed in the result it hurts more than anything".

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