Ole Gunnar Solskjaer names Manchester United’s biggest title rivals
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly sees Chelsea as Manchester United’s biggest title opponent this season ahead of Manchester City and Liverpool.
Club legend Solskjaer is hopeless to bring the Premier League title back to Old Trafford for the first time since 2011, when Sir Alex Ferguson was in custody.
In a bid to win the league, Manchester United reinforced Solskjaer’s squad with the impressive signings of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer.
The Red Devils achieved second spot last season – 12 points behind arch-rivals Man City – and have taken seven points from their first three matches of the 2021-22 campaign.
Even at this early stage of the season, it seems as though four teams – United, City, Chelsea and Liverpool – are a level above their domestic rivals.
And Solskjaer personally fears Thomas Tuchel’s European champions Chelsea more than Man City and Liverpool, according to The Sun.
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The Blues have thrived since Tuchel succeeded club legend Frank Lampard in the Stamford Bridge hot-seat last January, winning the Champions League last term and reaching the FA Cup final.
Like Manchester United, Chelsea also enjoyed a fruitful transfer window, spending almost £100m on elite striker Romelu Lukaku and securing a loan deal for talented midfielder Saul Niguez.
The Sun say Solskjaer is convinced his United team can end the club’s wait for a Premier League title and has even told the squad that they are better than the treble-winners of 1999.
But the Norwegian boss is said to be wary of Chelsea’s excellent squad and believes the decision to sell Lukaku in 2019 does not come back to bite Manchester United.
Manchester City have won the title in three of the past four years but failed to bring Tottenham and England captain Harry Kane to the Etihad after a lengthy pursuit.
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