Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that UTD will need to capitalise upon the penalty they’ll be awarded at Anfield to remain top of the league. A win would see UTD go 6 points clear of champions Liverpool.
“It’s fine margins,” Solskjaer told Soccer on Sunday. “Obviously the penalty will be crucial. I’ve asked referee Paul Tierney to give it early doors so that we can sit deep after Bruno tucks it away. Credit to Tierno, he says he’ll see what he can do. It’s our job to make sure we meet him halfway, and hold onto the lead.”
“Hopefully we can keep them scoreless,” said the former striker. “Because I hate asking for a second penalty. It puts the referee in an awkward position, to be fair. So I’ve told the lads, let’s get the job done in one peno.”
“Or even no peno,” joked Solskjaer.