Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joked that he is relieved Frank Lampard isn’t playing ahead of Sunday’s Premier League opener against Chelsea.
Lampard was appointed Chelsea boss earlier this summer, meaning the clubs will both have relatively inexperienced managers at the helm at Old Trafford.
The former England midfielder has had to work with the players already at the club this summer, after being appointed during Chelsea’s transfer ban.
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Solskjaer says that coming up against Lampard is no different from any other manager in the Premier League.
Ole on going up against Frank Lampard: "I'm just happy he's not playing, because he'd score goals wouldn't he? It's no different to any other manager really. I met him, we had a manager's meeting on Wednesday and I spoke to him then." #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 9, 2019
It’s vitally important the Reds get off to a winning start on Sunday over Lampard’s men, which would breed positivity following yet another frustrating transfer window for United fans.
Despite not signing a midfielder or a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, Solskjaer can still field a strong side against Chelsea with a new look defence following the arrivals of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.