OGS has done it again.
Some memes just write themselves. Imagine managing the biggest club in the world, buying hundreds of millions of worth of players, inheriting some world-class talent and then being so tactically redundant that you lead that club out of the Champions League in the group stages – welcome to the world of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United’s true silly devil.
Constant optimism at the face of massive failure, PR managing a whole team and being tactically so naive as to not understand football beyond tap-ins – Ole also has the gift of making things harder than they look.
For example, over here his team is up against Real Sociedad – a team who are nowhere near the elites of the CL. However, for OGS – that is apparently as tough as it gets – we do not know whether to laugh or be sad for him.
“It sounds like a Champions League draw and it’s definitely one that keeps everyone on their toes,” Solskjaer told United’s official website.
“They’re the team that’s top of La Liga at the moment ahead of teams like Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid. I’ve watched them a couple of times and they’re an exciting team and it’ll be a test for us.
“We’ve got some difficult games around that period. It’s not a time we can switch off and feel it’s an easy Europa League draw, this feels like a Champions League draw – they’re top of the Spanish league. We just have to stay focused.”