Ole Solskjaer was delighted to see Manchester United move top of the Premier League table ahead of their upcoming fixture against Liverpool.
Ole Solskjaer has a lot to look forward to after seeing his United side move three points clear at the Premier League summit.
For the first time since the 2012/13 season, the Red Devils are leading the pile at this stage of the season. There is indeed genuine optimism about the Manchester outfit sustaining a genuine title challenge.
Solskjaer and his men had to dig in deep for the victory though. A resilient Burnley side were finally undone by a deflected second-half volley from Paul Pogba in the 71st minute.
The Norweigian won six Premier League winners’ medals during his time as a player at Old Trafford and was glad his side regained focus after a heated end to the opening period.
“When you get three points in the Premier League, it always makes you smile. It was a hard-fought three points though, it always is up here.” Solskjaer said per the club’s website.
“We’ve had a knack of getting the result over the line. And even though it could have been more comfortable at the end, because I thought we played really well in the second half and we should have had a second or third goal, still you can see the spirit and how much it means to the boys when we defended that ball at the end.”
“Luke sticks his head in, the ball flies and it’s like pinball in there, and it’s one of those where you breathe a sigh of relief after when it’s over.”
United are now three points clear ahead of Liverpool with a game at Anfield to come on Sunday. Solskjaer says United find themselves in a ‘good’ position in the build-up to that clash.
“It’s a brilliant position to be in. Of course we know we’re going to the champions, they’ve had an unbelievable three-and-a-half seasons so we know that’s going to be a difficult game for us but we’re ready for it.”
“I think we couldn’t have asked for a better time to play them, because we’re in good shape, in good form, we’re hungry – that’s the big thing, these boys are hungry. They want to get better and that’s a test again, a test of character and a test of quality.”