Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Surya Kumar Yadav

Indian cricket player Suryakumar Yadav, who is known for his skills in white-ball cricket, recently met with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the former manager of Manchester United. The two met at an event in Bengaluru, India, and spent a brief time together. During their meeting, they expressed mutual appreciation for each other. Suryakumar has been out of the Indian cricket team due to an ankle injury he sustained during the South Africa series. Solskjaer was excited to visit India for his three-day trip and engage with passionate football fans.

With India being home to a staggering amount of Manchester United’s global fans, Solskjaer’s visit marks a historic moment for the team’s supporters across the nation.

“I am truly thrilled to finally be here in India and meet the nation’s Red Devils. This tour organized by Tilak is not only a memorable moment for fans but also for me as I have been eager to visit the country and experience its footballing culture. I am deeply grateful for the warm welcome I have received in Bengaluru, and eagerly anticipate meeting fans in Delhi and Mumbai,” Sharing enthusiasm, Solskjaer said in an official statement shared by the organisers

Renowned for his remarkable career and iconic moments on the field, Solskjaer shared his favourite tales and stories from his time at Old Trafford, offering fans a unique glimpse into not just the career of the ‘baby-faced assassin’ but also the world of professional football.

“I have had the privilege of experiencing football’s magic on both sides of the touchline. So, it is always a delight to be able to reminisce about those last-minute goals and unforgettable victories with the fans. While I had only heard about the devotion of Indians towards Manchester United, getting the opportunity to experience it firsthand today was incredible,” stated Solskjaer.

Following the Bengaluru leg of the tour, the exciting tour will ensure football fans get an opportunity to meet Solskjaer, who will be holding gala dinners in Mumbai on February 10 and New Delhi on February 11.