Solskjaer makes Europa League promise to Manchester United

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Manchester United boss, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted he’s desperate to win the Europa League this season, as winning it would be the best moment of his career.

The Norwegian is closer to winning the trophy in his first full season in charge, after beating LASK Linz 7-1 on aggregate, in the last 16 stage of the competition.

Speaking ahead of his side’s meeting with FC Copenhagen in the quarter finals, Solskjaer said a trophy is important at this stage of his career.

In his own words, “I am ambitious – and one of my dreams is to lift the trophy as a manager for this club.

“I owe my career to this club, so winning something as manager would be the proudest moment of my football life. It would be the biggest achievement.

“As a player, I was part of a fantastic team and, sometimes, you just ride a wave. Roy Keane would say his back was sore because he carried me and he is probably right!

“I contributed as well as I could, I was always ready. To lift a trophy now would be the best moment of my career.”

Truth be told, Olé enjoyed a very successful spell as a United player, and it’s only fitting he does the same, to repay the club’s faith in him as manager.

United will play FC Copenhagen Monday, and a win would guarantee a place in the semi-finals stage of the competition.