Liverpool are fighting an ugly battle for the Premier League trophy this season with Manchester City. It used to be that their cross-town rivals were the main contenders with Liverpool.
Times have changed, and the United crowd have probably learned to be a bit humble since Sir Alex’s retirement. At the same time, City are effervescent and fighting for top honours. The tipping of the scales in Manchester is also evident in the current United manager’s words.
He says he doesn’t have favourites, that he’d rather United were fighting for a trophy (6th place?).
“For me, the motivation is towards something, to win something yourself,”
“It’s not about taking something away from others. We have to want to overtake them, not because it’s City and Liverpool.
“But of course, because it’s City and Liverpool, for a supporter as I am, and as a manager now as well, because they’re so close in the vicinity as well, we want to be the best. We have been the best, and it’s not nice seeing those two at the top.”
“Over the last 18 games we’re not far away from them but it’s doing it over the course of a season.
“We’ve done it for half a season now. Let’s see. You can never say never.”
– Ole Gunnar Solskjaer