Solskjaer reveals what he expects from Man Utd in ‘the big one’

Date published: Friday 22nd February 2019 9:22

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told his Manchester United players to “stay focused and controlled” amid the anticipation of Sunday’s clash with Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp takes his title-chasing Reds to Old Trafford in the most significant Premier League clash of a Big Weekend.

Solskjaer knows all about eagerly anticipated encounters with Liverpool from his playing days and the caretaker boss is ready to go to battle again.

“I’ve played in a few of these myself and I know the magnitude of it for the fans, for everyone who works here, the staff,” United’s caretaker manager said.

“There has been many comments about, ‘this is the big one’ and ‘we’re looking forward to this one’.

“Then it’s our job to be focusing and channelling all that energy into performance mode when we start the game on Sunday.

“It’s not about emotions. I understand that emotion can be brought into it but we have to stay focused and controlled but with some fight in us as well.”

Solskjaer has also offered a positive update over the fitness of Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard. 

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