Ole Gunnar Solskjaer DEFENDS Man Utd with Liverpool and Man City comparison

Tanya Simon
April 23, 2019

"It's odd to hear but I can assure you the United players aren't going to leave a red carpet and say, "Go on City, score past us".

"I think I'll be watching if there's nothing else to do", he said, as per the Daily Mail. I don't like losing but it's a challenge all the managers at this club have had.

All we can say is good luck, Ole.

Solskjaer had slammed his players and apologised to the club's fans after the meek surrender at Goodison Park but he said the derby is the flawless occasion for a quick bounce back. But when you have bad results you have to be confident enough to say "this is the way we are going to do it".

But a top-four finish is now on the line as sixth-placed United suffered a sixth defeat in eight games across all competitions. I have to manage for the club.

"There's no hiding place on the pitch and the fans will back you if you give that effort against a City side that's been very, very good, we have got to turn up".

Thousands of children attend Helicopter Easter Egg Hunt
Numerous eggs were dropped down from a helicopter that was flown over the field, just moments before the egg hunt began. Below, a young girl runs with her Easter basket during Saturday's Easter Egg Hunt in Bellefonte's Talleyrand Park.

"There's always a crisis at Manchester United whenever you lose a game or two - Manchester City and Liverpool are [the only] two teams who've taken more points in last 18 games". We had a meeting after the game and you can see all the players were really hurt by that performance and the City game is flawless. The boys have done fantastic.

City's quest for a quadruple of trophies fell short by the finest of margins as they lost on away goals to Tottenham in the quarter-finals of the Champions League last week.

They host local rivals Manchester City on Wednesday at Old Trafford, knowing City will return to the top of the Premier League, above Liverpool, with a victory.

Solskjær said he expected Pep Guardiola's side to be aggressive and foul his players in the 178th derby.

Solskjaer revealed he called a meeting after Sunday's defeat, saying his players were "hurting" and "let themselves down", but insists he remains the one in charge and will not be punishing them. Sure, Liverpool winning their first Premier League title would be the single worst thing to happen to mankind but we've got to take blame for that having not beaten them in either game this season. When we win it we have got to be ready for their aggression because they will snap at your ankles and heels and kick you.

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