Man United will look to pick up their third win of the 2019-20 Premier League season when they take on Liverpool on Sunday.
Some experts have claimed that Man United will look to go all out in order to pick up a win vs the defending UCL champions. So far the home side have played some pretty boring football which is why the Norwegian manager might change things this weekend.
But according to former Liverpool man John Barnes, United cannot afford to play an open game vs Liverpool despite the fact that they will be playing at home.
He said(as reported): “If Manchester United now under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are going back to trying to play an exciting, open game, I think Liverpool will destroy them.
“If you go toe-to-toe with Liverpool and try and play an open game… even Manchester City adapt their game to play against Liverpool!
“If Manchester United come and say, ‘We’re the home team, let’s play an open game’, I think Liverpool will beat them comfortably.
“A counterattacking team is what Jose Mourinho would have – defend deep, allow them to have the ball.
“That is not what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done, it’s not what he has come to Manchester United to do, which is what Jose Mourinho was criticised for.
“So it’s just a question as to whether Ole decides to be a bit more cautious, to defend more, and try and catch them on the counter, which is an away team performance.”
So far the Old Trafford outfit have managed to score only 9 goals in the league which is reminiscent of the boring football that they have been playing.
But Barnes feels that they should walk on the pitch with that defensive mindset on Sunday simply because Liverpool have the firepower to carve them open.