Nagelsmann wants to ‘tackle’ Man Utd boss Solskjaer for 1999 Champions League final winner

Julian Nagelsmann has joked that he wants to “tackle down” Ole GunnarSolskjaer ahead of RB Leipzig’s Champions League meeting with Manchester United on Wednesday.

Bayern were up 1-0 heading into stoppage time beforeTeddy Sheringham equalised and Solskjaer netted a dramatic winner in one of the most famous nights inUnited’s storied history.

The result saw Man Utd clinch a treble of their own, andNagelsmann has said he still hasn’t completely recovered from that heartbreaking defeat.

“The first thing is, I’ll tackle him down tomorrow,”Nagelsmann joked about the current Man Utd head coach.

“I wasn’t the happiest person. My dad was a Gladbach fan at the time, and he annoyed me a bit. He was happy that Bayern didn’t win. I wasn’t that happy.”

“I will still greet Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a normal way of course and no longer be angry.

“Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer– there have been a few very, very great players who have been there and are currently there still.

“It’s a club with a lot of tradition.”

United got off to a slow start this season, which reached a low point in a 6-1 hammering at the hands of Tottenham before the international break.

Solskjaer’s side have shown improvementafter theinternational break though, defeating Newcastle and PSG while drawing with Chelsea at the weekend.

Nagelsmann is wary of his opponents on Wednesday, noting their improved recent form.

“The last few games have gone in the right direction. They are difficult to defend and have a lot of quality in the final third,”he said.

Still,Nagelsmann is confident his side have enough to win the game and maintain a perfect start in the Champions League after last week’s 2-0 win over Istanbul Basaksehir.


Source : goal.com