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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends Man Utd threat to Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea ahead of crunch run


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is out to wipe the smile from Thomas Tuchel’s face after a dream start to his Chelsea reign. Manchester United travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday to face a Blues side on a run of eight games unbeaten and looking transformed under the German.

But United’s manager warned his side are hellbent of stopping Chelsea’s bandwagon and increasing what is a six-point cushion over the improving Londoners in the top-four fight.

“Thomas has done really well as it’s never easy coming into a season half way through. But hopefully we can stop that run, that’s my job now,” said Solskjaer.

“We know he has come in and it’s changed a little bit at Chelsea and it’s going to be a great challenge for us.

“But we have improved even though we’re still nowhere near where we want to be – higher up the table and winning trophies.”

“Anthony is working really hard to do well for the team and that’s what’s pleasing me every day in training,” said the United manager.

“He’s not going to sit down and wait for things to happen he knows he will have to make it happen himself. We know that he’s got the quality and class.

Solskjaer added: “Everyone goes through a difficult patch at times and Anthony I think we saw he is working harder against Sociedad, and that’s the main thing.”

Probable Man Utd team to face Chelsea: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial


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