Solskjaer trolls Beckham over ‘slowest 50-yard race ever’ as Man Utd boss reminisces about previous Leeds clashes – The Sun

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER cheekily trolled David Beckham over his lack of pace as he reminisced about previous games against Leeds.

The Reds boss is getting his side prepared for Wednesday's pre-season clash against their rivals in Perth, Australia.

United have not come up against the Championship side since their 3-0 win over them in the Carling Cup in 2011.

But the Norwegian boss is looking forward to reigniting the rivalry when the two clubs clash at the Optus Stadium.

Speaking about his previous meetings with Leeds as a player, he said: "I've got quite a few good memories.

"Probably the 4-3 win, I scored two at Elland Road and seeing David Beckham and Ian Harte probably having the slowest race ever ever for a 50-yard long pass from Scholesy [Paul Scholes].

"We had some great games against them.

"They had a fantastic team around the late 90s, 2000s, with a friend of mine Eirik Bakke.

"So there were quite a few fierce tackles in those games and hopefully it will be a good, competitive game tomorrow."


In a total of 107 games between the two clubs, United have won 46 times, Leeds have won 26 times and 35 matches have ended as a draw.

Solskjaer is aware of the fierce rivalry between the two clubs, but has insisted fan disorder will not be an issue.

The 46-year-old said: "If you make the effort to come here and support your team, football is the reason you are here."



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