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By Mike Parrott
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shockingly claimed that his Manchester United Team are 'going places' after Man City named their 'strongest team' against the Red Devils.
The Second-Leg of the Carabao Cup Semi-Final takes place on January 29 at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester United Manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that his United squad are improving under him due to Manchester City's 'respect' of playing their 'strongest team' in the recent first-leg.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on MOTD: 'When you play Man City in the Carabao Cup and they put their strongest team out, you know you've gone places because that means they respect us.'- Daniel Taylor (@DTathletic) January 12, 2020
A) not even true, no Aguero, Bravo in goal etc
B) uproar if David Moyes had said this as MUFC manager
Speaking to Match of the Day, Solskjaer said:
"When you play Man City in the Carabao Cup and they put their strongest team out, you know you've gone places because that means they respect us."
However, Manchester City didn't play Sergio Aguero, or Ederson, arguing the point that it wasn't City's strongest team.
This quote shows the difference of the gulf in teams that has been created in the past seven years, ever since Sir Alex Ferguson finally called Retirement on his illustrious Career.
A lot of Manchester United fans will most likely compare this quote to David Moyes' infamous quote while he was Manager at Manchester United:
"We aspire to be like Manchester City."
David Moyes is oddly trying to blame the failure of his time at #mufc on everything but himself. He said they should aspire to be like City.- Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) December 24, 2016
However, before United fans bring out the pitchforks on Ole, context has to be taken for both quotes.
While Moyes had inherited a team that had won the Premier League five months prior, Solskjaer inherited a team struggling in the League and hadn't won it since Ferguson.
The Manchester gulf has become even more pronounced since then.
So before United fans start brandishing #OleOut and comparing him to Moyes, Manchester City are just more of a Goliath than they were back in 2013.
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