Michael Carrick reveals Manchester United stars were singing ‘Ole’s at the wheel’ and Eric Cantona songs after stunning Paris Saint-Germain win
- Michael Carrick revealed Man United stars sang Ole’s at the wheel after PSG win
- The United stars also sang Eric Cantona songs in the dressing room afterwards
- Carrick said: ‘It was one of those nights… we’ll look back on and go “wow”
- United overturned a two-goal deficit from first leg to advance to the quarters
Manchester United coach Michael Carrick has revealed the players were singing ‘Ole’s at the wheel’ and Eric Cantona songs long into the night after their memorable Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain.
United booked their spot in the quarter-final and a subsequent two-legged date with Barcelona after Marcus Rashford smashed home a last-gasp penalty to complete their remarkable comeback in the French capital last week.
And Carrick has now lifted the lid on the pandemonic scenes and wild celebrations which took place in the dressing room after the 3-1 victory.
Manchester United sang songs in their dressing room long into the night after famous PSG win
Michael Carrick revealed they sung Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s song ‘Ole’s at the wheel’
‘The dressing room was bouncing. The lads were all singing ‘Ole’s at the wheel,’ the United coach told The Times.
‘I’m not really one for changing rooms being bouncing — it’s all about the next game — but it was a unique, special feeling. Sir Alex and Eric [Cantona] were in there, so the lads started singing Cantona songs.
‘You can’t put a price on that feeling! I can try to play it down all I want, you try to forget about it, move on, but it was one of those nights that in a few months’ time, a few years, we’ll look back and go, “Wow, that was special”.’
Diogo Dalot posted an incredible video showing the celebrations in United’s dressing room
Eric Cantona and Sir Alex Ferguson joined Solskjaer to celebrate last week’s win in Paris
Ole’s at the wheel
‘Ole’s at the wheel,
‘Tell me how does it feel,
‘We’ve got Sánchez, Paul Pogba and Fred,
‘Marcus Rashford, a Manc born and bred,
‘Duh du, du du du du du
‘Duh du, du du du du du
‘The greatest of English football,
‘We’ve won it all.’
*Sung to tune of Stone Roses classic Waterfall
Rashford played a vital role on that night to help United squeeze through against one of the tournament favourites despite being without their star man Paul Pogba.
The Frenchman has built up a real affinity with Rashford on the pitch and Carrick admitted the pair’s linkage has come naturally.
He added: ‘With Paul and Marcus sometimes you get little relationships that you can’t coach to an extent, it’s just there, you get a feeling playing alongside your mate, you just click. They have a good understanding this year and hopefully that carries on.
‘We didn’t need to do much with Paul. He is playing with a smile on his face. The players need to take a lot of credit for what they’ve done, how they’ve jumped a level or two, the performances they’re putting in.’
Carrick said: ‘it was one of those nights that we’ll look back on and go, “Wow, that was special”.’