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Solskjaer makes concerning Manchester United admission ahead of Liverpool

Solskjaer makes concerning Manchester United admission ahead of Liverpool

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made some rather concerning admissions about Manchester United’s defence ahead of their meeting with Liverpool.

Manchester United vs Liverpool

Manchester United will play host to Liverpool in a Premier League clash later today.

The Red Devils head into the tie in desperate need of a league win. Man United have failed to win any of their last three league games, and are already falling behind the title-chasing pack.

However, picking up a victory against Liverpool is easier said than done. United’s record against the top English sides is pretty poor under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and their record against Liverpool alone is even more of a concern.

The Red Devils did beat their arch rivals 3-2 in the FA Cup earlier this year. However, in the league, Man United have not picked up a win over Liverpool since all the way back in March of 2018.

Since then, the Manchester giants have drawn three and lost three against Liverpool in the Premier League, with their last outing having seen the former come away on the wrong side of a 4-2 scoreline.

Solskjaer’s Man United admission

Now, ahead of their clash with Liverpool, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a rather worrying claim about Manchester United’s defence.

The Red Devils have kept a solitary clean sheet in all competitions so far this term, which came against a fairly goal-shy Wolves early in the season.

And with Liverpool currently in possession of one of the best attackers in world football, a Man United clean sheet on Sunday also seems pretty unlikely.

When speaking about Man United’s defensive displays pre-Liverpool, Solskjaer stated that United have conceded some bad counter attacks and goals from set pieces recently, whilst also admitting they were too easy to cut through:

“We know that we were too open against Leicester, too easy to cut through. We’ve conceded some bad counter attack chances and set-play goals lately and that’s something we work on and have to put right.

“The funny thing is that this season we’ve had more players behind the ball than last season but we’ve been easier to play through.”

Again, this is not something you want to be hearing from your manager when you are about to face off with Liverpool and more specifically, Mohamed Salah.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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