Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won't mention 1999 ahead of Barcelona tie
By Dan Sansom
Last Updated: 15/04/19 9:47am
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he won't refer to the 1999 Champions League final in his team-talks when Manchester United attempt to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Barcelona.
Solskjaer takes his side to the Nou Camp on Tuesday, a ground which holds a special place in the hearts of United supporters after the Norwegian's last-gasp strike secured an unforgettable treble 20 years ago.
United lost the first leg of their quarter-final with the Spanish champions at Old Trafford last Wednesday, but Solskjaer dismissed suggestions he will use that famous victory in 1999 to motivate his side ahead of the return match.
"No I won't (mention the 1999 win) because it was against Bayern Munich. It was a final, it was different," he said.
"We will use the PSG match, we will use Juventus away, we have beaten some good teams away from home this year and played against some great players.
"We had (Barcelona) flustered at times here as well. Yes, they controlled the game towards the end, they had the possession but they never really bothered us in our own half."
United trailed by two goals at the halfway stage against PSG but rallied at the Parc des Princes to book their spot in the last eight and a showdown against Ernesto Valverde's side.
Solskjaer insists he is confident that with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba at his disposal, there is enough quality within United's ranks to spring another surprise.
"You look at the quality of those players and that gives us a threat, we carry a goal threat," he added.
"Of course what we did against PSG as a team must give everyone a huge confidence boost because that experience was probably the best they have had for many years, those players.
"They are probably dreaming about another one of them again at the Nou Camp."