Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his admiration for the National Health Service, calling them “the real heroes” as the coronavirus grips much of the UK.
Solskjaer is back in his native Norway as football all around the world has gone on hiatus, with the Covid-19 crisis continuing to wreak havoc.
Though footballers are often some of the most admired figures in their respective countries, Solskjaer said that right now it’s time to recognise the contributions of people who work away from the pitch.
“We all know, sometimes, we’re the heroes but, at the moment, we can be the back-up support. The NHS and the Health Service, they are the real heroes now,” Solskjaer told Manchester United’s official website.
“It’s the same for me in Norway, watching what is happening there. I think we all realise how much [is being done] and I don’t think we should save money on health. Health is a critical thing. Sorry for the political message, it just got me involved there!“
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