Manchester United were not s*** against Arsenal - Solskjaer

Rex Christensen
March 16, 2019

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville suggested Liverpool would be aided in their title fight with Manchester City if they went out of the Champions League early.

"You're always measured on results, but we played a good game against Arsenal", he said.

Having to face Lionel Messi's Barcelona on their turf in the second leg on 16 April could put United at a disadvantage, as the Catalans have not lost any of their last 30 home games in the competition, winning all but three of those.

Solskjaer's former Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes left his position as Oldham Athletic manager on Friday after just a month in charge and the Norwegian has opened the door for him to come and talk about his experiences.

Much of that has been down to Solskjaer's management, which has seen the club turn their fortunes around.

"We want these games against the biggest clubs and the biggest teams".

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United had won the title the previous season, with City in third, but both clubs dropped into the Europa League from the Champions League group stage.

"That's the factor of any United fan or staff, I think if you asked anyone really no one is going to go against Ole at the moment". It's easy when you're in the media or when you're a supporter, you can think short term. "Obviously we've got a decision to make as to who is match fit". "So there's so many things that we need to think about".

But once the draw is made and you get Man United, you have to start thinking about that.

"I remember thinking the Old Trafford atmosphere at the time wasn't as loud or boisterous as I'd expected", he said. "There's so many variables and these games will be decided by margins".

'Everything has been going well but football kicks you in the teeth sometimes.

"The confidence in the players, it's sky high".

"You can look behind the result and say that was a good performance, but we didn't get what we deserved".

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