Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has compared Manchester United to the Chicago Bulls side of the 90s.
Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan’s team, is currently the focus of a Netflix documentary series. Since first being broadcast, ‘The Last Dance’ has won lots of plaudits, with a legendary Bulls side displaying the determination required to become a dominant power.
Among those who have watched shows on Netflix is Red Devils leader Solskjaer, with this show, that involves an influential NBA side, having captured his attention.
“I don’t think that I’m isolated from anyone else. You watch the television, you watch the series, you have to turn off football. You find Netflix, you discover Michael Jordan’s The Last Dance!” In a stressful moment for those involved after the Covid-19 pandemic, he told Football Focus about his experiences: “You don’t put anything on pause.”
As a 1999 Treble champion, Solskjaer has been part of that group suggesting to see parallels between a team led by Jordan and one that searched for motivation to the likes of Roy Keane and David Beckham:
“It brings me back to when I was a player with Sir Alex and the great squad. Michael Jordan, considers Roy Keane, as a dictator, automatically. I see so many comparisons with my team.
“It was fun and a fantastic to watch.”
United, as the Bulls, are seeking to recapture the glories of the past:
“You just consider sport, it never ends because whether you’re in the work or not in the position, whether you’ve been hit by the football bug, you ’re going to waste time on it all the time.”