Solskjaer to manage United as Liverpool target Christmas No.1 spot

Dec 23, 2018, 13:55
Solskjaer to manage United as Liverpool target Christmas No.1 spot

"Normally we train at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. but we have to train at 5 p.m., [so the players can] stay later for one hour with the people at home, but we have to train before an official game". In Germany and most other leagues they stop the leagues.

With the gap to the top four standing at 11 points, the former Norway worldwide is unwilling to lay down any targets for the rest of the season.

Former Barcelona boss Guardiola reflected on his meteoric rise from a player at the Catalan club to overseeing a trophy-filled four years as manager from 2008 and backed Solskjaer to hit the ground running at United.

"It does not matter what team you're coaching - they all want to have a picture of how you want to play".

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The Norwegian told MUTV: "Playing games is the best time of your life and the more games you get, the better it is. They will all get a chance", he added.

FILE - In this Saturday Aug. 2, 2008 file photo Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, right, shakes hands with manager Sir Alex Ferguson before his testimonial soccer match against Espanyol at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England. Firstly, about United, but secondly about how crowded that middle subdivision of the Premier League is.

"I can't tell Mourinho to do anything different, he's got an unbelievable record in England.I think you'll see a different Jose next time, whatever country he's in".

Marco Silva's impact on the Toffees this season has been nearly universally positive, sense made from a collection of players that often defied logic last season.

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United's injury- and error-prone centre backs won't magically find form and fitness overnight, and Ed Woodward is unlikely to be able to find the quality reinforcements needed in the January transfer window.

"You never know, they might come on and make an impact, and they need to grab that opportunity when they get it".

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"It's been a few whirlwind days, of course, very hectic, but just great to see everyone again", Solskjaer said.

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"I want to get my principles into the boys from the first game. It's about managing players, staff and it's about getting the best out of everyone", he said. "I wish him all the best".