Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks Manchester United’s height advantage over Barcelona could be decisive as they look to overcome a first leg deficit in their Champions League quarter-final.
Solskjaer claimed a special place in the hearts of United supporters 20 years ago when his last-gasp strike against Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp sealed an unforgettable Treble.
Now the club’s manager, the Norwegian returned to the ground on Monday as his side bid to overturn a 1-0 deficit in the return leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Barcelona.
And Solskjaer thinks that his “physically taller” United players could grab a result from a set-piece.
“There have been some freak results at times against Barca, where you have 85-15 or 80-20 possession,” Solksjaer told reporters.
“We know we have to perform better than 80-20 and try and stamp our authority on the game, if you give players time on the ball, too many chances to create you’ll suffer, I hope we are not just going to be camped outside our own box.
“In football anything can happen at any time and if we can still be in this tie in the 93rd minute, we can get a set-piece, we are physically taller than them.”