Manchester United’s turnaround under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reminded Didier Drogba of Chelsea’s UCL win in 2012 when Roberto di Matteo was manager, as United ready themselves to battle Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the CL.
Man Utd faced a tough 2018-19 season, but everyone seem relieved since Solskjaer stepped in.
They are currently in the race for a top-four spot and stunned PSG to reach the quarterfinals of the Uefa Champions League.
Chelsea faced the same challenge during the 2011-12 season, when Di Matteo replaced an underwhelming Andre Villas-Boas and ended up winning the UCL.
Drogba said to Goal, “Did you know I was going to do that in 2012? I didn’t. Not even me, I didn’t know [I could],”
“Maybe someone or a team will come up, a club like Manchester United.
“From what I saw [against PSG], I have to count on them. They have spirit and quality. They have this thing of having a manager who has won it and knows how to win; this is important. It is always something different when a manager has played at the club.
“He knows the spirit, and he knows everything about the club. The players respect that. That’s exactly what happened with Di Matteo and us, and that’s what is happening with Man Utd and Solskjaer.
“We don’t go too far [with the comparison], but I see a little bit of what we did in 2012 because they won in a place where nobody expected them to win and in a very, very good way. So, it is interesting.”
Support InfoStride News' Credible Journalism: Only credible journalism can guarantee a fair, accountable and transparent society, including democracy and government. It involves a lot of efforts and money. We need your support. Click here to Donate