Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to enter into mind games with Jurgen Klopp as he prepares his Manchester United side to face their bitter rivals, Liverpool.
There has been plenty of build-up to Sunday’s clash at Old Trafford which sees the two most successful clubs in English football history go head-to-head in a game with plenty of connotations.
Liverpool know that a win will move them three points clear of Man City in the title race, while Manchester United know that not only would a win dent their rivals title chances, but it would also strengthen their hopes of finishing in the top four.
However, while plenty of column inches have been devoted to how Solskjaer has learned so much from Sir Alex Ferguson over the years, the Norwegian declined the opportunity to join in with one of Fergie’s favourite tricks, the good old fashioned mind game.
“Nah. I don’t think Jurgen Klopp will read what I say, I’m not gonna read what he says,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference.
“That is further down the line. It would be welcome to have him talk to the players if he wanted to, the gaffer.
“We know how much it meant for him to overtake Liverpool.”