Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Invites Sir Alex Ferguson To Give Team Talk Before Liverpool Game

If you had to name someone who understands the significance of Manchester United's long standing rivalry with Liverpool, then the majority of you would say Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferguson, who spent 26 years at Old Trafford, winning almost everything there is to win in the game, knew a thing or two about the fixture.

So, who better to give the team-talk this weekend?

Manchester United will host Liverpool on Sunday afternoon in what promises to be a feisty affair and in his pre-match press conference, Solskjaer has 'invited' the 77-year-old to help out.


The Norwegian was asked if he was planning any Fergie-style mind games ahead of the clash at Old Trafford and despite playing down getting the better of manager Jurgen Klopp, he did welcome Sir Alex to the dressing room:

"I don't think Jurgen Klopp will read what I say, I am not going to read what he says," Solskjaer said in the build up to their game against Liverpool on Sunday.

"That's further down the line, I would think.

"But he would be welcome to talk to the players if he wanted to, the gaffer (Ferguson), because we know how much it meant for him to overtake Liverpool.

"I think our players know what it means for everyone at Man United."

Klopp himself praised Solskjaer in his press conference, saying he is certain the Norweigian will be United's manager beyond this season:

"There's no doubt about that he will be the manager next year as well," said Klopp.

"That's clear. Can you imagine one situation when they say, 'We bring in another manager?'. He deserved that 100 per cent. He made everything what you have to make to be successful with them.

"If Ole is not a former player of Man United then he would not have made a move from Norway to Manchester United - that's clear. But you get the chance and you have to use it,

"He showed everything what you need, together with his coaches. They made a few smart decisions there and it worked out. Because of different things, you score this goal not and concede here a goal then it goes in the other direction. But he has the quality and had the luck in the right moment.

"We all needed luck in our managerial career. When I went from Mainz to Dortmund, people said I have no international experience.

"It was true, but it's not something you can buy or whatever. You have to make it."

Who will win this weekend - Liverpool or Manchester United?

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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