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Ole: Dawn of a new era

The Reds are on the cusp of European dominance, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is calling on United's players to believe in their potential.

The Norwegian, who fired the Reds to Champions League and Treble glory in the Nou Camp in 1999, reckons victory in Moscow next week could spark one of United's most successful ever eras.

Solskjaer is enjoying his role coaching the current crop of United players since retiring last August, but he wants this team to win at the Luzhniki Stadium and do what the '99 team couldn't: repeatedly rule.

"This will hopefully be the start of something more than we achieved," he says. "The 1999 team achieved it once. It was a fantastic feeling. The memories of that night stick with you forever. I wanted to experience more of them and believed we could. Now nine years have passed before the club could get back to a final.

"This side can win it and hopefully start something bigger,†he told the Manchester Evening News. “You want the players to get the feeling that this is where we want to be every year. Hopefully it will inspire them and motivate them to believe what they really can achieve because I believe this team and these players can achieve a lot more.â€

Solskjaer wants the team's younger set of players, led by Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, to experience European glory, which will then inspire them to remain at the top level for years to come. “If you give Cristiano and Wayne, for instance, the taste of what it's like to win the Champions League, they will have the impetus to win it again and again.

"I think this team could go on to win more Champions Leagues than us in 1999 because of the talent and the age of the player.â€
 

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yangch0000 said:
this squad can be as dominating as the juventus team in the 90s...
Hopefully ;)

Lets hope in the next 5-10 years we can beat Liverpoo's CL record (of course, not mention the Prem record as I think we will have beaten that within 3/4 years ;))
 

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Maze187 said:
As long as we can keep this team together for a while longer, i.e not letting Ronny leave for another few years.
I.e not letting Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Foster, Rooney, Carrick, Hargreaves, Fletcher, Tevez, Nani, Anderson etc etc leave for a long time either :rolleyes:
 

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Well half of those I can't see ever leaving Utd, so most of those were terrible examples. But I see your point, even if most of it was flawed.
 

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Maze187 said:
Well half of those I can't see ever leaving Utd, so most of those were terrible examples. But I see your point, even if most of it was flawed.
I can't see half of those leaving United either.

I was just making the point that we aren't just a one man team (in response to the guy above me) ;)
 

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We're not a one man team obviously, but he an important aspect of this current team, and one that right now can't be replaced. I'm not going to suddenly say he can leave due to some more typical reports, I'm not one of those silly people who turns on our players. Just like people turn on players who are suddenly crap in their mind, because they choose not to sign for us.
 

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Maze187 said:
We're not a one man team obviously, but he an important aspect of this current team, and one that right now can't be replaced.
True.

But we need to keep the whole nucleus together for a long time, not just Ronaldo.
 

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Maze187 said:
I'm not going to suddenly say he can leave due to some more typical reports, I'm not one of those silly people who turns on our players. Just like people turn on players who are suddenly crap in their mind, because they choose not to sign for us.
I never quoted the part you added :p

Me neither, and, imo, the newspapers probably seriously, seriously exaggerated what he said anyway.

But he won't leave. If he does, I'll be very, very surprised
 
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