Solskjaer ready for Liverpool challenge

13 January 2021 17:04:20

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side are ready for their clash with Liverpool at the weekend as they moved three points clear at the top of the table thanks to their win over Burnley.

The Red Devils travelled to Turf Moor on Tuesday with a chance to put the pressure on their arch-rivals, and they took full advantage as Paul Pogba's deflected effort sealed a 1-0 win.

Solskjaer's side dominated proceedings, with Burnley failing to register a shot on target until stoppage time.

United are now top of the table at this stage of the season for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson's final title-winning campaign in 2013.

They will need to end Liverpool's remarkable unbeaten run at home if they are to move six points clear at the top, but Solskjaer says his team are ready for the challenge.

He told Sky Sports: "It's a brilliant position to be in. Of course we know we're going to the champions who have had an unbelievable three-and-a-half-seasons, we know it's going to be a difficult game for us, but we are ready for it.

"We couldn't have asked for a better time to play them because we are in good shape, good form and hungry, which is a good thing because these boys want to get better and that's the test of their character and quality."

Liverpool are 10/11 to grab all three points on Sunday afternoon, with the draw 11/4, while Man Utd are 13/5 to secure the victory.

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