Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called on this Manchester United side to invoke the spirit shown in last seasons Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain.
Today’s game against Liverpool is a massive test for his struggling side, and a point against the league leaders would seem like a massive step forward. A win seems improbable.
With David De Gea and Paul Pogba presumed to be ruled out out of the game, the pressure looks set to mount, but the former United striker has drawn parallels on the clubs website, with a similar situation when United traveled to Paris in a game where progression in the Champions League seemed unlikely.
“You know, injuries are part and parcel of the game. I can’t say who is going to be available but we’ll have 11 men out there and it reminds me a little bit of the PSG situation.
“We had loads of players out, everyone writes us off and are happy about that because, how can I say it, everyone doesn’t want us to win. But it’s Manchester United people, the Manchester United family, and we need to stick together because the 11 men out there will definitely give us what they have.”
The news on De Gea is positive though, and could give his side a much needed boost. He has travelled with the squad for the game, following a groin injury suffered while on international duty with Spain this week.
Sergio Romero will start if De Gea cannot prove his fitness in time.
Kick-off at Anfield is at 16:30.
- Brian is a regular contributor to The Season Ticket, producing interviews and covering a wide range of sports.
Brian is a regular contributor to The Season Ticket, producing interviews and covering a wide range of sports.