Manchester United manager has aimed a dig at club legend

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Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has aimed a dig at club legend Peter Schmeichel for ending up at Man City towards the end of his career.

The former goalkeeper left the Red Devils in 1999 after eight seasons of excellent service to Manchester United and initially joined Sporting Lisbon before ending up back in the Premier League with Aston Villa in 2001/02 campaign.

The following season, Peter Schmeichel controversially joined Manchester United’s rivals Man City, and it’s bright current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t think too highly of his old team-mate’s decision.

Speaking about it now on Soccer AM, as quoted by the Metro, the Norwegian boss mentioned Dane’s time in the blue half of Manchester United and made it clear he felt it should not have happened.

Asked of his memories of performing Manchester City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told: “Honestly I cannot remember. When I came Man City weren’t in the Premier League. It must have been 2000 or 2001. I don’t have many good memories of the derbies.

“I remember losing the last one at Maine Road. I scored, but we lost. I didn’t score in a win.

“I actually scored against Peter Schmeichel, but he should never have played for Manchester City anyway. Ah well. That’s another story.”

Manchester United fans will surely agree and know-how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels, with the former striker himself clearly holding the club close to his heart.

Peter Schmeichel is still loved by Manchester United supporters and considered a legend for his contribution to the club, but there’s no doubt he damaged his reputation slightly with that brief stint at City.