Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said it was ‘only a matter of time’ before compatroit Erling Haaland eclipsed his own tally of Champions League goals.
Haaland bagged a brace to fire Borussia Dortmund past Sevilla and into the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old Norwegian now has 20 goals in the Champions League, overtaking Solskaer’s tally of 19.
Speaking about Erling Haaland at his press conference on Wednesday, Solskjaer said: “It was just a matter of time before he scored more goals than me in the Champions League.
“At the age of 20 to achieve the amount of goals he has is fantastic, there’s not many more superlatives anyone can use. Whatever I want to say to him I’ll say in Norwegian directly to him.
“I’ve never been one to look back at records and think about it. Now it’s, ‘You’re the first manager to do this to win this’ and my focus is always on improving and getting better.