The manager of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has declared readiness to take on the reigning Premier League champions, Liverpool after leading United to the top of the league table for the first time in 8 years.
On Tuesday, January 12, Manchester United had the opportunity to have a taste of the first spot on the league table for the first time this season after beating Burnley 1-0 away at Turf Moor.
United’s midfielder Paul Pogba was the savior of the visitors as he scored a deflected valley in the 71st minute of the match to maintain United’s 15 away games unbeaten run.
Pogba’s goal broke the jinx Manchester United have been faced with since the 2012-2013 season.
In the aforementioned season, Sir Alex Ferguson led United to the top of the league table and won the league title with the club before he retired. Since then, the club has not been able to top the league table.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has helped Manchester United to break that jinx after two attempts with the club.
Before he came, Manchester United have tried three managers – David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, and Jose Mourinho, none of them were able to take the club that far in the league.
Now, Solskjaer’s Premier League title credentials will be tested when he leads Manchester United to Anfield to play Liverpool on Sunday, January 17, at 17:30.
Liverpool is currently second on the league table with 33 points in 17 league games which means that a defeat at the hands of Manchester United will keep them 6 points away from the first spot.
Though it is still early to call the game a title decider, the game will go a long way to determine the club that is a more serious title contender between the two sides.
If Liverpool win, the club will return to the top of the league table due to superior goals difference.