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  • David Tyrer

Solskjaer has a go at mind-games ahead of Man Utd vs Liverpool

As we've already seen during his time at Cardiff, beneath the deer-eyed, smirking exterior of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, there's a nasty, spiteful side when things aren't going his way.

During his time at the Welsh side, he'd just witnessed them getting trounced by the Reds (who won 6-3, if you recall!), and was asked what his thoughts were on our chances of the title that season.

The Norwegian responded with 'I couldn't care less' and stormed off, much to the amusement of the interviewer and fans everywhere. Not long afterwards he was sacked.

So it's no surprise that, on the eve of the biggest game he's likely to take charge of in his managerial career, he's taken the ill-advised attempt at some mind games.

Speaking via Sky Sports ahead of the match, he said: "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 target, 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."

He continued: "I have loads of Liverpool fans back home and every year is going to be their year. It has got to October and it's: 'OK, next year.'

"Now they are in the race so for them, it is going to be an exciting finish to the league. That is none of our concern. We just have to concentrate on ourselves."

Trying to mimic his idol, Alex Ferguson, the Norwegian was clearly trying too hard at the old mind games. We'll see by 4pm how that goes for him in the end, eh?

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