Solskjaer claims there's even more to come from Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has held his press conference ahead of the trip to face Liverpool on Sunday.

The briefing was streamed live on United’s official app at 1:30pm and Solskjaer was asked about where his side are now compared to Jurgen Klopp’s.

Solskjaer was keen to point out that United are far better than they were when they lost 2-0 at Anfield a year ago.

He said United weren’t that far behind Liverpool in terms of quality on that day and also suggested there’s even more to come this season even in view of the strong recent run.

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“We know we can beat anyone anywhere on any given day,” said Solskjaer.

“Going into a game like this feeling if we play to our best we can win, we don’t think consequences after that, just performance. It’s a test of where we’re at. We’ve not really set the world alight too many times.

“We are a better side now than a year ago. We lost that game (last season) to a (Virgil) Van Dijk header and a counter-attack on the last attack of the game on our corner.

“We were not a million miles away (then). That is a misconception.”

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United’s good form and run to the top of the league has rightly generated excitement among the fans.

But it’s clear that Solskjaer still feels there’s even more to come from this side.

He was keen to point out that despite the strong league position there haven’t been loads of games in which he’s been overwhelmingly impressed with United’s performances.

We’re top of the league and the manager isn’t satisfied. He’s not resting on his laurels and he wants more and more from his side in terms of performances. That attitude bodes well.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.