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Manchester United news: Jurgen Klopp praises Ole Gunnar Solksjaer for his work at Old Trafford so far

Uday Jaria
1.51K   //    21 Feb 2019, 23:34 IST

MOle Gunnar Solskjaer backed by Jurgen Klopp
MOle Gunnar Solskjaer backed by Jurgen Klopp

What's the news?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the Manchester United job and also praised him for his outstanding work since taking charge at Old Trafford.

In case you didn't know...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as the caretaker manager for rest of the season in December, and the Norwegian has done a great job so far for the club.

They are currently 4th in the Premier League table, having won eight out of their nine league games since his arrival. Their primary objective this season would be to qualify for the Champions League next season and they are likely to achieve it, given their recent performances, coupled with Chelsea's and Arsenal's dip in form.

On the other hand, Klopp is regarded among the best managers in football and is in charge of Liverpool since 2015. The Merseysiders are currently second in the Premier League table and have lost just one league game thus far this term.

The heart of the matter.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Jurgen Klopp feels Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is doing a fantastic job with such little time for preparation.

He said:

"I am a manager myself and I know that we are not magicians.
It is not like we can come in and say 'you are not good, but I can make you really good! But we are blessed with really good players around us and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing a brilliant job."

The Norwegian fits in a top club such as United rather perfectly, according to Klopp. The German added:

"It is all about bringing out the potential of the team, improving the quality, and that is what he obviously did and that makes him a manager for a top club."

What's next?

Manchester United and Liverpool will go shoulder-to-shoulder at Old Trafford on February 24, in what is expected to be a high-voltage encounter between two teams that have started to believe in their own targets for the season.

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