Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he now has the best forward line in land, claiming he wouldn’t swap them for anyone ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup showdown with Liverpool. The Norwegian no longer thinks that Liverpool have the most fearsome frontline in English football as the two sides prepare to lock horns for the second time in eight days this weekend.
United and Liverpool played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield last Sunday but the Red Devils have since moved six points clear of the Reds following their embarrassing 1-0 defeat at the hands of Burnley last night.
Solskjaer’s side are growing in stature and confidence but will put their Premier League title ambitions on hold this weekend when the FA Cup returns.
Liverpool will be looking to use the clash as a chance to get the forward line firing again, after failing to score in four Premier League matches for the first time in over 20 years.
The United boss has warned their bitter rivals that they will go on the attack this time around following a cautious display on Merseyside and insists he wouldn’t swap the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood or Edinson Cavani for anyone in world football.
“It’s always been in the DNA of United that we do attack quickly. We do go fast. We have quick and fast players who can get up the pitch quickly.
“I think with the four frontmen we’ve got, we’ve got players there to choose from who can get us goals from any game against any opposition.”
Liverpool are desperately struggling in front of goal since Diogo Jota picked up a knee injury in early December.
They have taken just 10 points from a possible 24 in the Portuguese’s absence.
Solskjaer admits that the Premier League title is United’s ultimate focus but he would welcome the chance to lift his first trophy as United boss should the opportunity arise.
He added: “Of course you want to get your hands on that first trophy, but it’s always the league position that’s the measure of how far you have come.
“Anyone can have an easy cup run, I’m not one of those. I never get an easy cup run!
“I’m never going to watch a draw ever again because we always seem to pick out the difficult opponents.
“In a cup run, sometimes you can get to a final without really playing any of the top ones. This time around, we’ve picked one of the favourites and we know this is a big one if we want to go all the way.”