If Manchester United match Liverpool’s aggression and energy then they will win crunch clash
- Manchester United must match Liverpool’s aggression and energy on Sunday
- Even if United lose, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should still get the job permanently
- Victor Lindelof has come back from a bad start, which shows great character
Nemanja Vidic For Mailonline
When I was playing for Manchester United, Liverpool were trying to stop us winning the title. Now we’re in that situation.
The problem is that if it’s not Liverpool, it will be Man City! That’s tough for the fans.
My prediction for Sunday is 2-1 to United but they have to match Liverpool’s aggression and energy. If they do that, they will win the match.
If Manchester United match Liverpool’s aggression and energy then they will win on Sunday
The movement of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane running in behind and Roberto Firmino, that’s a challenge for the defenders. But United’s midfield have to be aggressive and not give Liverpool too much time on the ball.
It’s a big match and it would be a big boost for everyone around the club to win it, but it’s not the end of the world if we don’t.
It wouldn’t change my mind about what Ole and the team have done in the last few months.
The movement of Mohamed Salah will cause United problems but they can cope
Liverpool are definitely coming to face a different United than they played at Anfield.
People were talking about the players not being good enough. If you speak now, Marcus Rashford ‘what a player’, Paul Pogba ‘wow’.
Victor Lindelof has come back from a bad start. I did as well. Not many players manage to come back, and it shows great character from him.
He was criticised. Was he good enough? Was he a Man United defender? With the good environment at United now, his quality is seeing the light.
Victor Lindelof has recovered from a bad start to produce some impressive performances
Ole has done a fantastic job – I don’t know how. He got good results the first few games and then the players started to believe more and more. Now it seems like you cannot beat Man United.
If I look at football now with the new generation, I think he has a great character.
People like to speak about managers getting angry but that’s the past. When I was there, even Fergie didn’t use the hairdryer that much. He changed his approach to the players.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves to keep the Manchester United job on a permanent basis
You always knew it would be difficult when he went, but not that difficult. David Moyes left and Louis van Gaal came in, but it wasn’t that positive. There was always some bad energy.
When you see your club have that criticism, it’s not nice. Now it’s important for United to keep going.
To get something for the long-term you have to build slowly. If you move fast, you crash fast.
What Ole has done and the atmosphere around the club, United have to believe this is the road they want to go. Personally, I would.
Nemanja Vidic was speaking on behalf of TAG Heuer, Official Timekeeping Partner of the Premier League to promote the TAG Heuer Premier League Pressure Test (http://tagheuerpressuretest.com/)