Ole's Injury Woe

Last updated : 29 August 2007 By Editor

Super Soaraway Sun:

It was the most memorable goal in Manchester United's glorious history.

It was also the split-second that eventually led to a heartbreaking exit for the man the United faithful call Legend.

When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went sliding towards the delirious fans in the Nou Camp stadium on that unforgettable May night in 1999, there was no hint of the road which lay ahead.

Solskjaer never publicly admitted the repercussions of that famous sliding celebration following his instinctive prodded European Cup winner against Bayern Munich.

But privately he has told team-mates past and present it was the time he first felt pain in the knee that has now forced him to retire.

The Baby-faced Assassin confirmed he is quitting the game yesterday, as exclusively revealed by SunSport. And the moment his problems began can be traced back to that heady night.

Sun Doctor Carol Cooper said: "I wouldn't advise anyone celebrate like that. Never put weight on the joint when it's bent back beyond 90 degrees.

"He probably wouldn't have felt any pain at the time as he was full of adrenalin after scoring."