According to caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer,Manchester United cannot be allowed to become like Liverpool and go decades without winning a title.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Solskjaer was asked about his approach for the visit of the Merseysiders and outlined that his natural instinct is to play attacking football.
“We always want to take the initiative,” he told reporters at the Aon Training Complex. “I thought we started on the front foot against PSG but, then again, they took the initiative so we will go into this game wanting to dominate the game but, then again, we know their strengths.
“We know they’re going to be waiting for our mistakes and counter attack but then, if we drop back, they can dominate us.
“So we don’t want to do that at Old Trafford, so we’ve just got to take that lead.”
On the day Liverpool travel to Old Trafford hoping to take a huge step towards ending the 29-year wait for a league title, the Norwegian insists that the United’s six years without a Premier League title in unacceptable.
Referring to the scrutiny that Jurgen Klopp and his team are under as they attempt to go back top of the Premier League on Sunday when a win will take them three points clear with eleven games to play, Solskjaer said: ‘Of course they do feel that pressure. I think all the supporters do and players probably do as well, but then we have not won it for a few years and so we want to get back to that.
‘We have to make sure that we don’t end up being happy being among the top four. If you aim too low and reach your targets then that’s more dangerous than aiming too high and missing them.
‘It is difficult to win the league here. It is probably the toughest league to win and when you look at it there are only five or six teams that have won the Premier League. Leicester did it – which was a miracle – before that Blackburn did it, but then there was a few big clubs that have won it.’