Solskjaer Doubts Klopp’s Liverpool Will Dominate Like Ferguson’s Man United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has congratulated Liverpool on their title victory but doubts Jurgen Klopp’s men will dominate English football like Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United.
Liverpool won their first league title in three decades on Thursday after Chelsea defeated Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
Ferguson famously ended Manchester United’s 26-year wait for a first top flight title in the 1992/1993 season before going on to win a further 12 league titles as the Red Devils dominated English football for two decades.
United have not won the league title since Ferguson retired in 2013 but Solskjaer does not expect the wait to go on for so long despite Klopp seemingly on his way to building a dynasty at Anfield.
"Well first of all any team that wins the Premier League deserves it and they deserve credit. It's a hard league to win so well done to Jurgen and his players," Solskjaer told a news conference to preview United's FA Cup quarter-final against Norwich City.
"For me, it's every time you see anyone else lift a trophy it hurts. So that's I reckon the feeling of everyone associated with Man United. Of course, we want to get back to winning ways and that's our challenge.
"Obviously, the run of titles we won under Sir Alex, I don't think that's going to be easy for anyone to emulate and copy.
"I think Sir Alex was a master of staying at the top, so for me our challenge is to make sure it doesn't go say 26 years until the next time we win it, or even more.
"We're going to do everything we can to shorten the distance or maybe even go past them."