Let’s rewind 3 months back, “A PE teacher cannot manage Manchester United“. Well today, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has taken Manchester United to the top of the table.
Manchester United are on top of the table after Christmas for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson left. It’s really proud moment for the club, the players, the coaches, and the manager.
Pogba’s deflected volley gave Manchester United the 3 points from Burnley to go clear off Liverpool. However, Solksjaer maintains that the team should not get carried away.
What Manchester United’ Solksjaer said:
Solksjaer started with a simple statement that resonated throughout his talk. “No-one will remember the league table on the 12th of January.”
The first half of the game saw many decisions go against Manchester United. Harry Maguire’s opener was ruled out for silly reasons and Luke Shaw was given a yellow when the more obvious foul was on done by Robbie Brady.
The frustrations were clear for everyone to see (in the first half) and it affected our performances, so we can’t let that happen. We’ve just got to accept once in a while that decisions will go against you and Harry’s goal was a perfectly good one, so it’s a decision we shouldn’t be sat there talking about.
The foul against (Edinson) Cavani and the red card (that could have been handed to last man Robbie Brady), of course, you go back to the foul Luke (Shaw) did. I’ve not seen it yet, so I can’t really comment on that one.Ole Gunnar Solksjaer
Manchester United face Liverpool next week in a table-toppers clash. Victory would take Liverpool back to the top. Speaking about Liverpool he said,
But at the moment we are where we are. We’re going to go in there knowing that we play against the team that’s been by a mile the best in the country for the last year and a half.
They’re champions by right and we’re looking forward to it and it’s a great test of where we’re at against a good team.– Ole Gunnar Solksjaer
Sunday’s clash will show if Manchester United can keep up the momentum and prove to be title contenders.