Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer injured his knee celebrating treble-winning goal at Camp Nou in 1999


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer injured his knee celebrating treble-winning goal at Camp Nou in 1999

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he ruled himself out for several weeks by celebrating his famous stoppage-time winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.

The Manchester United manager returns to the scene of that historic victory tonight when the Red Devils try to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Barcelona at the Camp Nou in their quarter-final.

Solskjaer celebrates at the Nou Camp in 1999

And Solskjaer will be hoping for a miracle similar to the club’s fairytale twenty years ago, which helped United secure the treble.

With Sir Alex Ferguson’s men trailing 1-0 after 90 minutes, they completed a dramatic turnaround in stoppage time thanks to goals from Teddy Sheringham and super-sub Solskjaer.

“I was quite focused on what was going to come,” Solskjaer told ESPN. “My feeling was that I had 30 minutes in a Champions League final and I had to make the most of it.

The Champions League triumph was part of a famous treble for United