Ole Gunner Solskjaer is convinced that Manchester united has enough quality to win the Champions League, but days that they may need luck at their side if they are to lift the trophy for the fourth time.
United will face Fc Barcelona in quarter-final in April after staging a dramatic comeback from a 2-0 first leg defeat to knock out Paris-Germain on aways goals in the last 16.
Ole scored a dramatic winner 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 having won the trophy in 1968, lifted it again in 2008 by defeating Chelsea on Penalties in Moscow but have not reached the final since 2011, when they were beaten 3-1 by Barcelona.
Ole has acknowledged that his team benefited from a significant decision in their favour to beat PSG, with Marcus Rashford scoring the decisive goal from a penalty awarded for handball with the help of VAR in the dying minutes.
Which he said “I think we’ve shown against PSG that on any given day we can beat a top team, then again, there are so many variables and these games can be decided in margins. And of course with that VAR decision, even though for me it’s a penalty, you can still be unlucky and not get it in the last minute and then we’d be out and no one would really remember PSG performance. So yes we can go all the way but you’ve got to be lucky and good along the way.”
Ole added “if you put your work in, I believe, if you work hard, shoe the right attitude, if you go in every single day and do the right things, you can maximize your chances.”