Manchester United ‘striving’ to emulate Liverpool’s latest success, says Solskjaer

Solskjaer is winless in 5 league video games towards Klopp’s Liverpool

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his aspect are “striving” to emulate Liverpool’s success over the previous 4 years because the rivals put together to satisfy at Previous Trafford on Sunday.

Liverpool have received the Champions League and Premier League since United’s final trophy, the Europa League in 2017.

Solskjaer is but to beat the Reds within the league as United boss.

“It’ll take all the things to get a end result towards among the finest groups in Europe and the world,” he stated.

“And Liverpool are a type of. They’re one of many groups we are attempting to chase as a result of what they’ve performed within the final 4 years is one thing we’re striving in the direction of and go previous them.

“We did find yourself above them final season, however that they had a really dangerous spell of accidents and now they’re again to their greatest.”

Liverpool go into Sunday’s encounter at Previous Trafford as the one unbeaten workforce within the Premier League after 5 wins and three attracts from their opening eight video games.

United are 4 factors adrift of Jurgen Klopp’s aspect having taken only one level from their final three league outings.

“A efficiency must encompass 90-plus minutes of attacking and defending towards a workforce the extent of Liverpool,” added Solskjaer, who revealed that Bruno Fernandes is amongst his damage issues for Sunday.

“In the mean time they’re on an amazing run of kind with some particular person abilities that you simply can’t virtually defend towards, however as a workforce we now have to be compact and aggressive.”

Atalanta comeback can spark ‘one thing large’

Ronaldo celebrates his winning header against Atalanta
Ronaldo’s late header accomplished United’s stirring fightback within the 3-2 win over Atalanta

Solskjaer’s place has come below renewed scrutiny in latest weeks after United adopted their Carabao Cup exit by the hands of West Ham by taking one level from league video games with Aston Villa, Everton and Leicester.

The Norwegian’s place was at risk of being additional weakened on Wednesday when United fell 2-0 behind of their Champions League Group F assembly with Atalanta, solely to safe a dramatic 3-2 win following an outstanding second-half comeback.

And Solskjaer says he hopes that end result would be the begin of “one thing large” earlier than a frightening interval that may see United face Liverpool, Tottenham, Atalanta and Manchester Metropolis of their subsequent 4 video games.

“It is one thing we now have performed loads of occasions on the membership,” the 50-year-old stated when requested about Wednesday’s comeback.

“It is in our DNA, it is by no means give in, Sir Alex’s documentary – that is what our followers count on from us, to present all the things you could have, give your greatest the entire time and while you try this with the standard of the gamers you could have right here you’ll be able to win and lose video games, however come out of it having given all the things and know that is a workforce on the market.

“I noticed a workforce within the first half as nicely [against Atalanta] that gave all the things for one another, however we would have liked half-time to perhaps push that perception a bit of bit extra.

“We stored on believing in what we’re doing. Hopefully, it is the top of a foul interval for us, a foul spell.

“Groups all the time undergo dangerous spells and good groups come collectively and hopefully this could be a begin of one thing large.”

Solskjaer ‘will all the time again Ronaldo’

Salah celebrates against Atletico Madrid
Salah has scored 12 objectives already this season, together with two towards Atletico Madrid on Tuesday

United have stored only one clear sheet in all competitions this season and their defence is more likely to be given a stern examination by in-form Liverpool ahead Mohamed Salah on Sunday.

When requested about comparisons between the Egyptian and United ahead Cristiano Ronaldo, Reds boss Klopp stated they’re “each world-class gamers”.

Salah has scored 12 objectives in 11 video games this season with Ronaldo netting six occasions in eight, however Solskjaer stated he would again the Portugal ahead “in any competitors”.

“His [Ronaldo’s] goalscoring file is unbelievable and he simply retains on scoring. That being stated, Salah, in the mean time, he is on hearth.

“You see a few of the objectives he is scored recently. We all know we now have to be at our greatest to defend towards him.

“You understand, gamers like this do not come round fairly often and we now have to get pleasure from them from afar, not on Sunday, that is too shut for me.”

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