Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ajax Comeback Was Our Team Talk, Reveals Solskjaer

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ajax Comeback Was Our Team Talk, Reveals Solskjaer

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OLE Gunnar Solskjaer used Ajax's comeback against Real Madrid in the Champions League in his pre-match team talk to inspire his Manchester United players to victory against Paris Saint-Germain.

The Dutch side were 2-1 down after the first leg of the last 16 tie going in the game at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night but pulled off a dramatic 4-1 win to knock the La Liga giants out and book their place in the quarter finals.

Erik ten Hag's team were underdogs going in to the game and Solskjaer used that upset as an example to his players as they looked to pull off a historic victory in Paris.

And it worked as United ran out 3-1 winners on the night to dump the French champions out of the competition and book their place in the last eight for the first time since 2014. …

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