Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plays down Man Utd’s chances of pulling off Anfield "upset"

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims it will be a major upset if Premier League leaders Manchester United can win at arch rivals Liverpool on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp's side have not lost at home in the league since April 2017, a formidable run of 67 games at Anfield, but United go there top of the table, with a three-point lead over their biggest foes.

Despite United's lofty position, Solskjaer, who branded his team "hunters" looking to take Liverpool's crown, said it would be a major shock if his side went to Anfield and were able to end their rivals' unbeaten run.

"If you look at the last few seasons, it would be an upset," said Solakjer. "It would be a shock.

"Our position at the moment is a product of all the hard work we've done on the training ground and what the players are putting down every single day and we probably deserve to be where we're at at the moment.

"So we're looking forward to the game and hopefully we can cause that upset."

United striker Marcus Rashford said it would not be a good season if United finished second or third, given where they currently are, but Solskajer was diplomatic when asked if he shared that view.

"I don't think about where we're gonna end up," said the United boss.

"You always want to improve, be better and I'm glad the players think that way.

"It shows we're doing the right things at the club and it's a chance now to test ourselves, because Liverpool at Anfield is one of the toughest games there is."

"Form goes out the window when you play your rivals, but we're confident going into the game.

"We're the challengers, they're the champions, we're the hunters and we want something they've had and they have.

"So our mentality will be to work hard, be humble, do our best and see what we can get out of the game."

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