Manchester United Football Club take on LASK Linz in the Europa League this evening, as the Red Devils look to continue their assault on Europe and make it into the last eight.
The game itself will be a tougher task than most think. LASK are a great team who play a high-pressure game. The 20-time Premier League champions will have to be at the races from the first minute.
Ties like this, against unknown sides, present opponents with an opportunity to go toe-to-toe with the biggest side in England. It’s a moment their fans will relish, giving them a great day out supporting their beloved LASK against the best-of-the-best.
For one Austrian journalist, it meant even more than that as we saw during Solskjaer’s pre-match press conference last night.
The Baby Faced Assassin was asked for a picture by a boyhood United fan and journalist, with the hilarious moment being captured on video. In typical fashion, our manager reacted in the classiest way possible!
In times like these, it’s easy to forget that both journalists and high-level managers are just people, after all. Seeing this quality moment shows what football is all about. It’s the connection between fans, supporters and players.
It’s why I now firmly believe football should be suspended due to *that* virus. What’s the point in playing behind closed doors, like is due to happen tonight? Honestly, these are performers who have perfected an art. Supporters should be in there to watch that magic happen.