Almost 18 years to the day Ole Gunnar Solskjaer nodded home Manchester United’s opener in front of an adoring Kallang crowd, the baby-faced assassin was back in town and gunning for another pre-season victory.
While there would be no 8-1 romp against a Singapore Select side and he would be in the dugout rather than on the pitch, some things still hadn’t changed for Solskjaer.
After all, the stakes stayed small, the weather remained warm, and Red Devils continued to be red-hot on and off the pitch.
From the enthusiastic die-hards screaming at the team’s hotel upon their arrival to the fickle fair-weather ones baying for blood during the season gone by, all were present and accounted for as Manchester United beat Inter Milan 1-0 on Saturday (20 July), courtesy of a Mason Greenwood goal.
Not only did the Red Devils edge the Nerazzurri, they set a new Singapore Sports Hub record attendance of 52,892.
The previous record for a football match? An impressive 52,107 when rivals Arsenal beat Everton 3-1 in 2015.
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