Former Champions League winner Solskjaer says he wishes he played at Celtic

Molde boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Celtic’s Parkhead atmosphere.

Molde boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Sky Sports that he wishes he had the opportunity to play at Celtic, citing the Parkhead atmosphere as one of the best in Europe.

The former Manchester United striker is currently in his second spell as Molde boss and takes his team to Glasgow in order to face Celtic in the Europa League group stage.

Parkhead is renowned in the footballing community as one of the best stadiums in Europe in terms of atmosphere generated by the home support.

While Solskjaer never had the chance to play there as a player, he is relishing the opportunity to take on the Hoops in Glasgow and will be eager for his side to rise to the challenge.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the encounter, the 42-year-old said of the atmosphere: “It is a fantastic place to play football and I am sure all the boys are looking forward to it."

“The atmosphere here could probably match the top clubs in the world like Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid."

“Celtic was always the team to go to when my team-mates had testimonial games, Roy for example. There was a fantastic atmosphere between the clubs and supporters and it is one of the stadiums I wished I had played in."

Celtic currently sit bottom of their Europa League group and in a precarious position having picking up just two points from their opening three matches. Upcoming opponents Molde beat the Hoops 3-1 in Norway and currently top the group with seven points.

Celtic have two home games remaining and if they harbour any hopes of progressing to the knockout stages, they must secure maximum points while also preventing a Fenerbache win in Turkey.

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