BARCELONA star Pique has hailed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for serving to him as a younger professional – as he prepares to get one over the Manchester United boss tonight.
The Catalan ace, 32, revealed the Norwegian helped him turn out to be the footballer he’s right now in the course of the twilight of his profession.
Pique joined United in 2004, aged simply 17, with Solskjaer getting into the ultimate few years of his profession.
Forward of tonight’s large Champions League conflict between the pair, Pique advised MUTV: “I keep in mind enjoying with him, he was an incredible team-mate.
“He helped me so much in adapting to the membership and the town. He was on the finish of his profession and he had damage issues however I simply have nice recollections from him.
“For me, at that second, it was an incredible expertise (scoring in identical reserve recreation as Ole), I can solely say good phrases about him.
“He was an outdated participant, a veteran, he didn’t have to talk to us however he took care of us and helped us so much.”
OLE GIVES ‘EM MOUR
Pique went on to say he believes Solskjaer is doing a terrific job in command of his outdated membership.
The Catalan added: “I feel they’ve been a lot better with Ole in cost, in Paris they performed an incredible recreation with academy gamers – two gamers made their debut.
“I hope they do the perfect they will within the Premier League however clearly within the Champions League I would like us to win.”
Simply 24 hours earlier than Pique’s love-in with Solskjaer, the United boss revealed his outdated team-mate was fearful of needles – and joked he’d use that in opposition to him.
The Norwegian claimed: “He’s an excellent boy, all the time smiling, joking, nice lad.
“However I do know he is not keen on needles, so perhaps we must always put a needle out for him.”
Pique responded: “That’s true. I’ve had that since I used to be very younger. I actually hated needles and I keep in mind now that he knew about it.
“After so lengthy in soccer although generally you want them and simply need to really feel the ache to get better fast.
“Now I’m slightly bit extra adaptable than after I was youthful, however I used to be actually scared about them.”