Burnley. For the first time since Alex Ferguson’s last season as manager of Manchester United in 2012/13, the club is in first place in the Premier League at this point in a season.
Following Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Burnley, United have three points more than Liverpool, who could regain the top spot when the two clubs meet at the weekend.
According to United’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the top match against last season’s champion team comes at an optimal time.
– It is an excellent situation to be in, says Solskjær.
– I think we could not have asked for a better time to play against them because we are in good shape, in good shape and we are hungry. That’s the big thing, these boys are hungry. They want to get better, and that’s another test of their character and abilities, he says of Sunday’s big game.
At the start of the season, only a few experts, if any, considered Manchester United to be capable of challenging Liverpool and Manchester City in the title race.
The team started the season badly with a home defeat to Crystal Palace and it was followed by another 1-6 to Tottenham.
This was followed by a few more disappointing results, but since the beginning of November, United have corrected their swing and shown great stability by getting 29 out of 33 possible points.
According to Paul Pogba, who won the match against Burnley, the match against Liverpool will be the biggest test so far this season.
– We need to remain calm. Now is the big moment. It will be a wonderful match for everyone, he says.
/ ritzau /
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