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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Discusses Opposition To European Super League

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Discusses Opposition To European Super League

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he's glad fans made their voices heard against the European Super League and condemned the competition.

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Solskjaer was really put on the spot last Sunday, being asked about the Super League when the 12 clubs involved hadn't even made their statement, following United's win over Burnley.

Since then the United boss hasn't had a chance to talk to the press, as his team haven't played unlike the rest of the 'Big Six,' and the competition has been pulled following pressure from fans.

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The 1999 Champions League winner did get to speak to some fans when they protested at the club's training ground earlier this week, and now he's come out to back the fans protests.

"I'm very happy all of the clubs have admitted their mistake this was a bad idea and the way it came out as well. Just when we're talking about getting fans back into the stadium, we get this," he told his post conference ahead of the weekend's game with Leeds United, via Utd Report.

"I will always listen to the fans, and I thought it was the only right thing to do, to go and listen to them and speak to them and have a nice discussion with them, a peaceful discussion," he added of the Carrington protests."

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On the Super League, Solskjaer added, "I didn't like the concept anyway. It has to be on sporting merit. I want to earn the right to play in Europe.

"Being a sporting competitor, my nature is not being handed things in my opinion.

"I'm very happy the fans have voiced their opinion and that we've listened to them. In a strange sort of way, it's brought the football pyramid and community together and I think that's important, and I'm very happy.

"I'm a supporter myself, and there'll be a day when I come back and watch United and I wanna watch a Man United team with a fear of failure," make your own jokes...

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"One of my best nights was something we worked really hard towards. To get to that, that fear of failure, you can't be given it because your name is such and such, you have to earn the right to be there."

"I've always felt and believed in stepping out of your comfort zone, being afraid of failure. That spurs you on, living on the edge a little bit, and that wasn't part of this."

And on fans he added, "We have a banner at Old Trafford that 'football is nothing without fans' and we've felt that for a year. It's been a difficult year but now, just when we're gonna welcome them back we get this!"

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That's now every single one of the 'big six' managers who have come out against the Not So Super League!

Featured Image Credit: Football Daily

Topics: European Super League, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Champions League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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