BBC Sport
BBC Home
Explore the BBC
| Help

Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 November, 2004, 12:06 GMT
Solskjaer dreams of trophy return
Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Solskjaer has had a second knee operation
Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to win more trophies with the club as he starts out on the long road back to fitness.

The Norwegian has only just started walking again after knee surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

"You always need dreams and my dream is to lift a trophy again with United," he told Manchester United Radio.

"I am starting from scratch and I have to do everything right because the goal at the end is such a massive one."

Solskjaer, who famously scored United's injury-time Champions League winner in 1999, is battling to save his career but is confident he will play again at the top level.

"At the end of this season I will be looking forward to the new campaign," he added.

For now my training is Sunday walks with my wife
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
"It feels like this is the start of the rest of my career - and that is going to be at United."

Solskjaer was sidelined for five months in the middle of last season when his knee problem first flared up.

He eventually returned in February after a first operation but admits he never recaptured full fitness.

"I was nowhere near 100% fit," he said. "I couldn't train every day and I had to take rest days. That was worse than being out now. At least I have a set target.

"Last year it was playing on my mind because I knew I wasn't going to reach full fitness and if you want to play for Manchester United, you need to be 100%."

Solskjaer, who has scored 115 goals in all competitions for United, is hopeful of adding to that figure before his contract expires in 2006.

He has spent almost three months on crutches, but is upbeat about his recovery.

"For now my training is Sunday walks with my wife," he added.

"Of course it's frustrating. You want to be out there playing. But I'm a person who looks forward.

"I prefer to think about what can be rather than what could have been."

Ferguson backs Solskjaer
10 Aug 04 |  Man Utd

ALSO IN THIS SECTION Ferguson keen to avoid Euro error
Neville riled by England failures
Man City taught a lesson - Rooney
City must develop youth - Cantona

E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs | Headlines for your site


Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport