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The Lukaku paradox: goals and a capacity for brilliance … and clumsiness | Jonathan Wilson

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 11:02
Romelu Lukaku is the 20th most prolific scorer in Premier League history, but he gets judged by the wrong standards

Romelu Lukaku’s two goals against Crystal Palace on Wednesday took him to 111 in the Premier League, level with Dion Dublin as the 20th most prolific scorer in the competition’s history. This was only the fourth time he has completed 90 minutes under Ole Gunnar Solskjær and they were his first goals in almost two months, and yet there is a sense that Lukaku as much as anybody is benefiting from the burst of Norwegian sunshine over Old Trafford.

Perhaps it doesn’t seem like much for the 10th most expensive signing in history to pull level with the presenter of a daytime-TV property show. It should be acknowledged that there is some evidence that football was played before 1992 and that some forwards may have amassed many more goals before the Premier League existed. But still, Lukaku now stands only two goals behind Ian Wright (who admittedly was 28 at the start of the first Premier League season) and nine behind Steven Gerrard in the overall rankings. He is 25.

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Manchester United roll on as Romelu Lukaku seizes chance at Crystal Palace

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 21:59

Ole Gunnar Solskjær had sounded the call to arms. Manchester United were in the midst of an injury crisis and it was incumbent on a big player to step up from the fringes to save them. The caretaker manager named names, too. He wanted to see Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sánchez play to their potential.

It was Lukaku that delivered. The striker blew a glorious chance in the eighth minute but he did not go into his shell. Far from it. He put United in control with two excellent finishes, one with either foot – the first from the edge of the penalty area – and although Crystal Palace fought back to score through Joel Ward, it was Lukaku who helped to ensure that his team had the final word.

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Panini Cheapskates told to stop selling badly drawn Manchester United stickers

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:54
  • Club say drawings ‘infringe intellectual property rights’
  • Amateur artists rebrand club and raise £500 for charity

An “artistically challenged” couple who have raised £12,000 for charity by creating crude Panini-like stickers during international football tournaments, have been told by Manchester United to stop selling “wonky drawings” of their former players and club crest.

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They sent us a bunch of trademark numbers, including some that relate the their badge. So they're saying that this is intellectual property theft... pic.twitter.com/GBSEtRPzYo

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Football transfer rumours: Romagnoli and Rakitic to Manchester United?

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 08:51

Today’s tittle-tattle feels so extraordinary

Maurizio Sarri may have, at a conservative estimate, 99 problems – but apparently Chelsea’s transfer ban isn’t one. Sarri has said the club is working on being able to make summer signings – although whether he’ll be around to reap the benefits is another matter. Calciomercato reports Fifa will not hold Roman Abramovich up for long – and that Chelsea could sign the Milan centre-back Alessio Romagnoli.

If the Blues are still tied up in red tape, then Manchester United could benefit. Ole Gunnar Solskjær appears destined for the permanent gig at Old Trafford, and is targeting Romagnoli and the Barcelona playmaker Ivan Rakitic in a continental spending spree. It won’t be three Rs, though, with the perma-linked Cristiano Ronaldo staying at Juventus.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær calls on Sánchez and Lukaku to step up for United

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:32
  • United missing four attacking players for Palace match
  • Solskjær: ‘Chance for pair to play to their potential’

Ole Gunnar Solskjær believes now is the time for Alexis Sánchez and Romelu Lukaku to “play to their potential” as Manchester United’s manager is without the forwards Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata for Wednesday’s trip to Crystal Palace.

The Norwegian is also without Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Nemanja Matic, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian in what is the first injury crisis of his reign as interim manager. This means the youngsters Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong, and James Garner are set to be part of the squad at Palace.

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Andy Robertson tells Liverpool ‘we need to start respecting ourselves’

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 13:52
• ‘Big teams like Bayern and United changed their way of playing’
• Full-back says leaders should start respecting themselves

Andy Robertson believes Liverpool should start “respecting ourselves” by using how Manchester United and Bayern Munich organised themselves against them as a mark of how highly they are rated.

Liverpool’s 0-0 draw at United on Sunday meant Jürgen Klopp’s side missed a chance to pull three points ahead of Manchester City with 11 matches remaining. Robertson pointed to how United and Bayern attempted to stymie them and wants this to be an inspiration the next time it occurs. The Champions League last-16 opening leg against the German club at Anfield last Tuesday was also a goalless draw.

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Tentativeness has crept into misfiring Liverpool’s attacking play

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 10:00
The interaction between Jürgen Klopp’s front three is not what it was and Mohamed Salah has seemed bafflingly out of sorts

There was a moment with just over an hour played when Jordan Henderson picked up possession in the centre-circle. He looked up, waited, looked up some more and eventually, having no other option, floated a long ball forward. Chris Smalling won the header against Sadio Mané and another Liverpool attack withered into nothingness. The impetus of November and December has ebbed away and although Liverpool still have the title in their own hands, there is a distinct sense that the momentum is now with Manchester City.

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Premier League, Carabao Cup and Continental Cup: 10 talking points

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 09:00

Luke Shaw played a blinder but can still improve, Eden Hazard remains central to Chelsea and Deulofeu is coming of age

Luke Shaw’s display at Old Trafford was his best for Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjær, according to the interim manager. To see Mohamed Salah replaced on 79 minutes was all the evidence required. Solskjær said: “[When] they take Mohamed Salah off you know Luke Shaw has played a good game.” The left-back was a blur of defensive obstinacy. Solskjær said Salah’s threat meant Shaw could not attack as much as desired and this is understandable given the forward’s quality. But the prevailing caveat regarding Shaw’s contribution in most games is that he does not create enough when roving forward. If Shaw can add more overlapping play, crosses and bursts into the area then United will have an extra dimension and the potential that got him the move five years ago from Southampton will have finally been realised. Jamie Jackson

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær questions Liverpool's treatment of Marcus Rashford – video

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 20:31

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær questioned the way Liverpool's defenders reated his striker Marcus Rashford in Sunday's 0-0 draw at Old Trafford. 

Rashford picked up an early injury to his ankle in a challenge from Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson but a series of injuries to other players meant he had to carry on. United had three players - Andreas Pereira, Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sánchez- leave the field with hamstring injuries before the interval. Rashford had to play on until the end, showing some signs of discomfort. 

Solskjær felt that the referee should have taken more action to protect the England striker, saying 'that was one of many fouls on him, if that's not an accumulation of fouls I don't know.'

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 20:24

Your weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight

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'It feel like we should have won': Jürgen Klopp reacts to Liverpool draw – video

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 20:13

Jürgen Klopp spoke after Liverpool's 0-0 draw at Old Trafford and said his team's performance was "not brilliant, but it feels like we should have won."

Klopp's side have now drawn three of their last four league games and have 66 points from 27 games while second placed Manchester City have 65 points from the same number of games. 

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Klopp says Liverpool must learn to adapt after Manchester United draw

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 19:03

• ‘Today was not brilliant - it feels like we should have won’
• Ole Gunnar Solskjær: ‘I was pleased and the fans enjoyed it’

Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool must learn to adapt to positive pressure and defensive opposition after the manager was left bewildered by his team’s performance against an injury‑hit Manchester United.

Klopp described the goalless draw at Old Trafford as a point gained and a missed opportunity as his Liverpool side returned to the top of the Premier League at the expense of Manchester City. United, however, lost Nemanja Matic to a muscle injury before kick‑off then Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Mata’s replacement, Jesse Lingard, to hamstring injuries before half-time. Marcus Rashford would have been substituted with an ankle injury had Ole Gunnar Solskjær had any options remaining, United’s caretaker manager said.

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Manchester United 0-0 Liverpool: player ratings from Old Trafford

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 17:25

Luke Shaw contained the threat of Mohamed Salah while Fabinho gave an impressive display in the heart of the midfield

David de Gea: 7 Only routine saves to make as Liverpool, for all their possession, created little all afternoon.

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Liverpool fail to fire in stalemate with injury-hit Manchester United

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 16:04

If Liverpool wished to signal serious intent of ending their 29-year wait to be champions they failed. This game in hand held over Manchester City featured an under-par performance that will hearten Pep Guardiola’s men though the draw does leave Liverpool as outright leaders by a point with 11 matches left of the title race.

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Manchester United v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 14:50

2.50pm GMT

44 mins: Liverpool win a corner, which Matip heads over. The injuries have stopped either team developing a rhythm in this first half, but there will certainly be fewer in the second period, so that’s something.

2.48pm GMT

42 mins: Lingard is limping to the touchline, and Alexis Sánchez is replacing him.

2.47pm GMT

42 mins: Lingard has gone down now, and looks in real pain.

2.47pm GMT

40 mins: What a stop from Alisson! Pogba runs down the left and then passes across the area, 25 yards from goal, to Lukaku. The Belgian picks out Lingard’s run into the box with a fantastic pass, but Alisson comes out to palm the ball away as the United player tries to push it around him.

2.44pm GMT

39 mins: Matip makes another run into the penalty area from open play, and gets his head to the ball once he’s in there. He nods it out towards Milner, who lets it cross the line before he volleys in a cross.

2.43pm GMT

37 mins: Pogba curls a shot towards the far corner from the left side of the penalty area, but Van Dijk heads it away from goal, and then does the same from the resulting corner.

2.42pm GMT

36 mins: Milner is in so much space so often it’s almost as if United have made a deliberate decision to let him roam the right flank, hoping that Liverpool will take that easy option instead of giving the ball to their more dangerous players in more constricted areas. If that is their tactic, it’s working pretty well.

2.39pm GMT

33 mins: Liverpool have had 62% of the first-half possession, but have not really tested De Gea. Rashford meanwhile appears to have run off his early knock, and is currently fastened to the left touchline.

2.38pm GMT

33 mins: Sturridge has a shot from at least 40 yards, which trundles along the ground straight to De Gea.

2.37pm GMT

31 mins: Another Milner cross goes nowhere, and the ball is cleared for a throw-in. Roberto Firmino, who is shown landing awkwardly on his ankle as he heads for the touchline, is replaced by Daniel Sturridge. Liverpool need to turn their domination into goals, or at least chances.

2.34pm GMT

28 mins: It looks like another substitution is about to take place, and this time it’s Firmino who seems to be on his way off. Sturridge appears to be Jürgen Klopp’s pick to replace him.

2.32pm GMT

27 mins: Milner’s crossing has been dismal so far, and he sends another effort looping straight out of play.

2.31pm GMT

25 mins: Lingard comes on for Mata. Salah will be wondering how he failed to beat an injured Mata when Liverpool broke a couple of minutes ago, with only the Spaniard between him and goal.

2.30pm GMT

24 mins: Mata is limping now, and Lingard is getting ready to come on. This is remarkable. Liverpool have the physios on the pitch at the moment, Firmino apparently unhappy.

2.29pm GMT

23 min: The corner is cleared and Liverpool counter, but Salah is dispossessed by Mata on the edge of the area and Milner is then booked for stopping United’s counter-counter by tripping Pogba.

2.28pm GMT

22 mins: United attack, with Rashford doing well to keep the ball on the left and play it back to Pogba, whose cross is tailored for Lukaku but headed away by Van Dijk. Corner.

2.27pm GMT

21 mins: Liverpool have looked by a margin the more threatening team in this opening period, and United’s players appear to be falling apart. They win a corner, but Van Dijk’s header loops harmlessly to De Gea.

2.26pm GMT

21 mins: Herrera is off, and Pereira on.

2.25pm GMT

20 mins: While Herrera receives treatment Rashford goes towards the bench for a drink. Solskjaer comes out to ask if he needs to come off. The answer isn’t clear, but it looked like a shake of the head.

2.24pm GMT

19 mins: Now it looks like United have two injuries, with Herrera on the ground and rubbing his right hamstring.

2.24pm GMT

18 mins: Marcus Rashford is still limping. It now looks like Andreas Pereira might replace him.

2.23pm GMT

17 mins: Liverpool work the ball well down the left, and Robertson’s low cross from the byline would have given anyone at the far post a tap-in. There’s nobody at the far post.

2.22pm GMT

17 mins: It’s 2-0 at the Emirates, where Mkhitaryan has doubled Arsenal’s lead over Southampton.

2.21pm GMT

16 mins: Salah’s free kick is pretty dreadful, and floats way over the bar.

2.21pm GMT

15 mins: Matip rips through the heart of the United midfield and is taken out by Herrera just before he gets into the penalty area. This is a superb shooting chance, from a metre outside the box.

2.19pm GMT

14 mins: Rashford is limping, and Lingard is warming up.

2.19pm GMT

12 mins: Liverpool have been repeatedly pinging long balls crossfield to Milner on the right. Nothing much has come of it yet, but it’s definitely a thing.

2.17pm GMT

11 mins: United give the ball away in defence but Liverpool’s attack seemed slightly half-hearted, and ended with a weak pull-back by Mané.

2.15pm GMT

10 mins: Liverpool attack down the right but get boxed into a narrow strip of pitch near the corner flag and eventually misplace a pass. United throw-in.

2.14pm GMT

8 mins: There’s already been a goal at Arsenal, where Lacazette has but the Gunners 1-0 up against Southampton. “I se that we are being denied MBMery on the crunch Southampton v Arsenal no-pointer,” notes Charles Antaki. “Shame, as I was looking forward to more chat about the perennial favourites of Why No Ozil? Is Koscielny Crocked Again? When Will Arsenal Actually Beat Anyone Half-Decent? And, for balance, Where Did It All Go Wrong For Oriol Romeu? But perhaps it’s better to sit back and hear about the latest debâcle in audio only.”

2.13pm GMT

7 mins: At the other end Salah’s lovely jinking, twisting run into the United penalty area ends with his hard, low cross hitting a defender’s leg and, the sting having been taken from it, rolling to De Gea.

2.12pm GMT

7 mins: Rashford, picked out by Young’s lovely early pass, falls over while shooting from the edge of the area, and the ball loops to Alisson.

2.12pm GMT

6 mins: Salah spins and sets off on a foot race against Luke Shaw, which the United left-back narrowly wins.

2.11pm GMT

5 mins: Liverpool play the ball around for a bit, before eventually getting it to Salah, 10 yards outside the area. He has two defenders upon him before the ball is under control, and is swiftly dispossessed.

2.08pm GMT

2 mins: Henderson taps it to Fabinho, who rolls it to Milner, all of which tippy-tapping gives the United defence a chance to rush forward and block the shot when it comes.

2.07pm GMT

1 min: Nearly a chance for Liverpool! Robertson plays the ball down the line and Ashley Young, under no pressure, rolls the ball back towards De Gea – but it looks like Firmino will get there first! He pulls out of the challenge, strangely, and De Gea gets a hand to it – indirect free kick!

2.06pm GMT

1 min: They’re off! Juan Mata taps the ball backwards, and we’re under way.

2.05pm GMT

Preambles over, it’s time for action. United will kick off, any moment now.

2.04pm GMT

Before the game, a minute’s applause for the former Manchester United youth coach, Eric Harrison. Here’s his side in FA Youth Cup-winning action:

2.00pm GMT

And out they come!

1.59pm GMT

Happily Liverpool are leaving their cramped dressing room now, as the players gather in the tunnel.

1.58pm GMT

Dressing-room latest. It looks a bit cramped in here:

1.54pm GMT

Some manager chat. First Solskjaer on Matic’s absence, and the decision to bring in mcTominay to replace him:

It’s a big blow. he’s had a muscle injury so he’ll be out for a few weeks. One of these things that happen during a season. We’ll just have to manage without. Nemanja with his experience and his performances has been vital for us in midfield, but Scott has played these games before, he’s got bags of energy and he’s a local boy who knows these games.

Quality in what we’re doing. Concentration. And control the emotions on the pitch.

We have games coming up. I don’t like thinking about the games coming up but it’s the first moment we could make the decision. We will need Trent vrey much in the next few weeks. So all good. That’s the reason. Of course not because of last year. Absolutely no reason.

I don’t think about quietening the crowd. We want to have a result here. That’s the plan. If you get a result you have to perform and if you perform the crowd is not the loudest. We don’t think about atmosphere. We are used to big atmospheres of course. We’ve played big games. We just want to work for a result. We want to deserve a result. And if we deserve it then we’ll take it.

1.47pm GMT

Pre-match reading: here’s a bit from Barney Ronay on Marcus Rashford:

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1.36pm GMT

“Being a cowardly Liverpool fan I have volunteered to take my daughter out rather than watch the game (it’s lovely here in Berlin too),” writes Tim Woods. “Klopp and others are of course correct that today’s result won’t decide the title, but I do feel Liverpool have been lacking a big statement win/performance this season. The result at Spurs was good (and no I don’t count beating Arsenal at home). A win today, whether deserved, hard-fought or lucky, could be the thing to kick-start a return to form for the last 11 games. Hopefully.”

1.18pm GMT

There’s another 2.05pm Premier League kick-off. Here are the teams from Arsenal v Southampton:

Arsenal: Leno, Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Papastathopoulos, Kolasinac, Torreira, Xhaka, Iwobi, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette. Subs: Cech, Koscielny, Ozil, Aubameyang, Monreal,
Suarez, Guendouzi.
Southampton: Gunn, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Stephens, Valery, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Targett, Armstrong, Redmond. Subs: McCarthy, Yoshida, Austin, Elyounoussi, Bertrand, Slattery,
Obafemi.
Referee: Graham Scott.

1.17pm GMT

An update on Matic’s injury: Solskjaer has told MUTV that he will be out for a couple of weeks, after an injury sustained in training. United play five times in the next 15 days, with fixtures after today against Crystal Palace (a), Southampton (h), Paris St-Germain (a) and Arsenal (a).

1.15pm GMT

And here’s a bit of Solskjaer on United:

1.15pm GMT

Here’s a bit of Jürgen Klopp on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:

1.09pm GMT

The big news for Liverpool: Trent Alexander-Arnold, who struggled at Old Trafford last season, is left on the bench with James Milner preferred at right-back. Fabinho, Wijnaldum and Henderson start together in midfield for the first time.

Related: Alexander-Arnold: ‘I use last year’s loss at United as a learning point’

1.07pm GMT

The big news for United: Nemanja Matic has a muscle injury, and Scott McTominay comes in to make his third league start of the season. Jesse Lingard is back from injury to take a place on the bench, but Anthony Martial is out.

1.06pm GMT

Team news is in, and this is it:

Man Utd: De Gea, Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Ander Herrera, McTominay, Pogba, Mata, Lukaku, Rashford. Subs: Bailly, Sanchez, Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Fred, Dalot, Romero.
Liverpool: Alisson, Milner, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane. Subs:
Keita, Sturridge, Lallana, Mignolet, Shaqiri, Origi, Alexander-Arnold.
Referee: Michael Oliver.

1.05pm GMT

It is just the most glorious day in Manchester, and much of the country. Team news imminent.

1.01pm GMT

Something to note for later:

Prior to kick-off in today's game, there will be a minute's applause in remembrance of the late Eric Harrison. pic.twitter.com/j0rGv0Fjul

12.54pm GMT

Hello world!

The Big One. It is not often that a domestic cup final can rationally be considered the second most interesting game of the day but while Manchester City are distracted by the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea, their title rivals have the chance to vault above them, perhaps permanently. Defeat for Liverpool at Old Trafford obviously would not be fatal, but victory this afternoon would be a significant stride towards glory. After this all of Liverpool’s away games are against sides currently in the bottom half of the table, and besides next Sunday’s Merseyside derby at Goodison Park, all of them are against teams currently in the bottom six. At home, meanwhile, they are unbeaten all season.

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Jürgen Klopp says a win at United will still be worth only three points

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 22:30

• Liverpool manager plays down Old Trafford showdown
• Solskjær: ‘I think all of Manchester will be supporting us’

Jürgen Klopp does a great line in deadpan humour. Asked, rather irritatingly, if he was aware of the significance of Liverpool’s visit to Old Trafford on Sunday he replied: “Of course. It’s the only game we have at the weekend.”

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Manchester United’s golden child Marcus Rashford finds his lost lustre | Barney Ronay

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 19:59
It’s been three years since the forward burst into Manchester United’s first team and he looks better than ever now José Mourinho has been sent packing

There is a famous photo of Marcus Rashford lining up with his teammates before an England Under-16s fixture. Glancing down the row of likely lads you notice an adorably baby-faced Joe Gomez, the youthful Dominic Solanke, looking pretty much the same as the adult Dominic Solanke, and towards the far end a gap in the line where a face should be.

Except, look closer and there is someone there, almost blocked from view by the looming outline of the small girl standing in front of him. Yes, it’s Rashford. And yes, he’s tiny, peeping out between the schoolkids with the same sense of quiet poise that has carried him through the past three years, almost to the day, since his debut for Manchester United.

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Manchester United v Liverpool: match preview

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 09:00

After beating Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea on the road Ole Gunnar Solskjær can further strengthen his case to be made permanent Manchester United manager by registering the result fans prioritise: a home win against Liverpool. That this would also be in a blow to Liverpool’s bid to claim a first championship in 29 years would further delight the support and be one more high-point of the former forward’s return as caretaker boss. Jamie Jackson

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Solskjær wants to build team 'worthy of Manchester United's history' – video

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 16:34

Ole Gunnar Solskjær will be hoping his unbeaten start in the Premier League continues if his side can see off Liverpool on Sunday. Speaking prior to the game the Norwegian said that he wants to create a side 'worthy of Manchester United's history'.

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Klopp: Solskjær has made Manchester United a threat again – video

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:28

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says Ole Gunnar Solskjær has brought 'all the things Sir Alex Ferguson stood for' back to Manchester United, ahead of their Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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