Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that winning this season’s Europa League would be the greatest achievement of his career.
United face off against FC Copenhagen in Cologne in a one-off quarter-final, and will take on either Wolves or Sevilla should they advance.
Looking further ahead, a possible date with Inter could await in the final – an intriguing proposition with Inter currently carrying three former Man Utd players: Alexis Sanchez, Ashley Young and Romelu Lukaku.
Solskjaer became a legendary figure during his playing days at Old Trafford, winning six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League. The Norwegian famously scored the winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final to seal a treble.
However, despite all he achieved in his playing career, Solskjaer has insisted that nothing would compare to lifting a trophy as Red Devils boss.
“I am ambitious – and one of my dreams is to lift the trophy as a manager for this club,” the 47-year-old said.
“I owe my career to this club, so winning something as manager would be the proudest moment of my football life. It would be the biggest achievement.
“As a player, I was part of a fantastic team and, sometimes, you just ride a wave. Roy Keane would say his back was sore because he carried me and he is probably right!
“I contributed as well as I could, I was always ready. To lift a trophy now would be the best moment of my career.”