Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the visit of Premier League leaders and rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford could help motivate his team to turn their season around.
The Red Devils, under Solskjaer, have made their worst start to a season for 30 years, while Jurgen Klopp’s men lead the EPL table after eight wins out of eight.
Concise News reports that the Reds, who are the reigning European champions, are also on a run of 17 straight league wins.
“They’re doing well in the league that’s for sure but we’re looking forward to this game,” Solskjaer said on Friday ahead of Sunday’s clash.
“This is a perfect game for the players and the fans. We’ve had a tough time and a difficult time lately but I am sure we will give them a good game.”
Solskjaer’s United have just nine points from their first eight league matches of this season and are currently 12th in the table.
“At times last season, I didn’t feel the players had the robustness of the mentality. But from the culture I am seeing every day and the attitude in training, the players want to give everything,” he added.
“The staff and players know when it’s Liverpool coming up. When you sign for Manchester United, this is the first game you look for against one of the main rivals.
“And it’s a chance as I did, a couple of times, to get in the history books.”