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Solskjaer plays down Klopp comparison ahead of Sundays’ fixture

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits injury similarities between himself and Jurgen Klopp.




Solskjaer plays down Klopp comparison ahead of Sundays' fixture - ole Gunnar Solskjaer, manchester united, Jürgen Klopp

Surprisingly, Jurgen Klopp was not always invincible and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is even more surprised to find out he’s had better stats than the German since his Man Utd career.

Solskjaer is looking to return his side to winning ways but would have to beat Premier League leaders Liverpool – who are faced with a task of their own when they meet at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian headed into Friday’s press conference probably expecting to answer the usual questions over Man Utd’s struggle. However, the manager was left bemused, after been presented with stats which show he’s been better than Sundays’ opponent Jurgen Klopp since taking charge at Manchester United.

Solskjaer plays down Klopp comparison ahead of Sundays' fixture - ole Gunnar Solskjaer, manchester united, Jürgen Klopp

Apparently, Solskjaer has picked up 14 wins and 49 points in the previous 29 matches, which beats Klopp’s record over the same number of games when he first took charge at Liverpool (13 wins, 47 points).

When quizzed if his better record through 29 games means he is onto something, Solskjaer said: “No, I don’t hold onto stats like this.

“I’m just working as planned, business, as usual, trying to improve the team, trying to work towards something.

“Of course we’re heading somewhere, we feel, but we need results and I expect the players to come out and prove why they’re at Man United.”

Solskjaer later acknowledged similarities between himself and Jurgen Klopp, saying he [Klopp] also had to deal with several injury cases. – One that he also hopes to overcome.

“I remember when Jurgen came in at Liverpool,” He said. “if you compare, he also seemed to get a few injuries early on because of the workload and intensity he wanted his team to play with.

“But you don’t see that any more. He can play with the same 11 every week and we can get there.”

Solskjaer heads into Sunday’s fixture, lacking in both form and players. But insists it’s the perfect game to turn things around. Klopp on the hand, would fancy taking his winning streak to a whole new level when he visits Old Trafford.

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