Solskjaer recalls West Brom manager chirping in his ear when both were players

Manchester United will be hoping to get their first home win the Premier League this season against West Brom on Saturday.

The Baggies have not had a good start to the season and are one of a few clubs sat beneath United in the league table.

That should give us confidence ahead of the game — not that they should need much of that to beat West Brom!

Anyhow, Solskjaer has paid tribute to West Brom manager Slaven Bilic, and revealed how the Croatian used to chirp in his ear as a player.

“They’ve had some players out with COVID. We played them before the restart with two 11s and both 11s were good teams,” said Solskjaer (via MEN).

“Slaven is a good coach, I’ve known him for many years, chirping in my ear when I was playing against him.

“I expect a good team who will come and cause problems, but I focus on us and I want to see more of what we’ve been good at. I want to see us dominate.”

Bilic played for West Ham United and Everton during his time in England as a player.

United must follow up the 3-1 win over Everton prior to the international break. It’s a good time for us to be playing another side that are struggling because the class our players possess should shine through.

This is a chance to get going and see of a team camped in the bottom three with precious little evidence that they are coming out of there any time soon.

West Brom have the joint-worst defensive record in the league having shipped 17 goals in eight games, however eleven of those goals came in the first three games, so Bilic is trying to address their problems at the back.

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