Solskjaer Anticipates 'End Of A Chapter'

Manchester United favourite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he will feel that his playing career has achieved ‘closure’ when he pulls on a United shirt for the last time next week in his testimonial match against Espanyol.

Norwegian international Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was forced to retire from the game last season after failing to recover from a long-term knee injury, has been working out in the gym to prepare for at least a 20-minute cameo in his own testimonial game next week.

Solskjaer memorably scored for Manchester United in the 1999 Champions League final to secure legendary status at Old Trafford.

But he now approaches the end of the road with the August 2nd visit of Espanyol bringing down the curtain on a fine career.

Solskjaer told the Proferssional Footballers Association official website: "It is like the end of a chapter. My dad was over here last weekend and we were chatting about it. I guess there is a sense of closure. It will mean a lot to experience playing on that stage [Old Trafford] for one last time."

Solskjaer, 35, has been appointed reserve team coach at United. He added: "I am not an emotional type of person so there shouldn't be any tears, but it's like a wedding speech – you can prepare as much as you want for situations but you can never be absolutely sure how you will react."

Charity Work

The Scandinavian also pledged to continue his charity work, which included hosting a kick-about at United’s Carrington training complex this week for the siblings of young cancer sufferers through Christie's Hospital in Manchester.

"We all know how horrible cancer is and how it has touched so many lives. Around the time of my injuries, a very close friend of mine was diagnosed with it and it just put my position into perspective," said Solskjaer.

"My career meant nothing alongside someone's life. With the right treatment and a positive attitude, anything can be achieved. That is why I try to do what I can."

A special look back at the Non-Football Highlights of the United Legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Testimonial game. Including his Farewell speech and interview after the match between Manchester United vs Espanyol. This player will never been forgoten, wish all the best for the future and thanks for the Gr8 Memories.

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