Ole Gunnar Solskjaer awkwardly rejected after offering handshake to Club Brugge manager

Club Brugge v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League Round of 32: First Leg

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United reign has, at times, been excruciating to watch. 

Many had high hopes for the wide-eyed, excitable Red Devils legend when he took the reins, not least because he appeared to be a thoroughly nice man. 

Yet with every uninspired performance like the one against Club Brugge on Thursday night, more questions are asked. 

United managed a 1-1 away draw in their Europa League round-of-32 tie in Belgium. 

It's not the worst result and they will be favourites to qualify at Old Trafford, though their lacklustre display was cause for concern.

To rub salt in the wounds, former Liverpool *goalkeeper* Simon Mignolet provided the assist for a very sloppy opening goal. 

Anthony Martial equalised before half-time but Solskjaer was left to rue the ball used in the competition, which he believed was too light and contributed to the goal. Right. 

Fortunately, that rather pitiful excuse wasn't the most painful moment of the evening for the United boss, who found himself left hanging after offering a handshake to Brugge manager Philippe Clement. 

Oh Ole, we've all been there. 

Clement also responded to his suggestion that the ball had made things difficult.

“We get the balls from UEFA, so it's not our ball. In the Europa League games it's the same balls, so I don't see a problem with that," he said, via the Mirror.

Solskjaer, of course, has much bigger things to worry about with his side having won just one in four in all competitions.

United play Watford next before attention turns to the second leg and the awkward prospect of a reunion between the two head coaches. 

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