Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is relishing Sunday’s showdown with Liverpool and insists his gamers are ready for “a great test” after Manchester United claimed high spot within the Premier League.
Paul Pogba’s deflected second-half volley secured a 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor that noticed United open up a three-point cushion over the champions forward of their conflict on Super Sunday – reside on Sky Sports.
The victory additionally prolonged United’s unbeaten away run within the league to fifteen video games and means they sit high of the pile after 17 video games for the primary time since their final title-winning marketing campaign below Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012/13.
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“It’s a brilliant position to be in,” Solskjaer advised Sky Sports. “Of course we know we’re going to the champions who have had an unbelievable three-and-a-half-seasons, we know it’s going to be a difficult game for us, but we are ready for it.
“We could not have requested for a greater time to play them as a result of we’re in good condition, good type and hungry, which is an effective factor as a result of these boys need to get higher and that is the test of their character and high quality.”
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In his post-match press convention, Solskjaer added: “We’re trying ahead to it. Of course, we take pleasure in being the place we’re [at the top of the league] at any time, be that the primary recreation or the final recreation, which is a giant, huge distinction.
“We’re looking forward to it, it’s a great test of where we’re at against a good team. We’re almost halfway through the season so it’s a little bit of an indication of where you’re at, but no one will remember the league table on January 12.”
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United’s newest victory on the street featured quite a few contentious VAR selections, with Robbie Brady and Luke Shaw each escaping extra extreme punishment for challenges at both finish of the sector in the identical passage of play earlier than Harry Maguire noticed his first-half opener controversially disallowed.
“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,” Solskjaer added.
“[Brady’s last-man] foul against Cavani and the red card, of course you go back to foul Luke did. I’ve not seen it yet, so I can’t really comment on that one.
“But half-time helped us. I assumed we got here out second half and performed very well and deserved the win.”
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Sky Sports co-commentator Gary Neville refused to rule out Manchester United successful the Premier League after going high at Burnley and inspired United followers to “get carried away” forward of Sunday’s conflict with Liverpool.
“It’s a big win, to go top of the league before Sunday feels like a big moment in the sense that six to eight weeks ago you wouldn’t have thought Manchester United would have been anywhere near this position,” Neville stated.
“[The game at Anfield] is a little bit more exciting and l am going to enjoy these next three or four days!
“Liverpool had been the most effective workforce within the league final season by a stretch. Eight weeks in the past, they had been in all probability everyone’s absolute certainties to win the league. I do not assume persons are veering away from that an excessive amount of and this is not a second to get carried away.
“But it shouldn’t stop Manchester United fans get carried away in the next few days. Why shouldn’t they? It’s been a really difficult few years and there have been times when Manchester United have looked a million miles away from the top of the league. So to be top of the league, three points clear of a really good Liverpool side, in January, isn’t expected.
“I do not assume anybody is saying Manchester United will win the league however the truth that they’re in a title struggle…wow. I by no means would have imagined it.”
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