Burnley manager Sean Dyche has spoken to the media ahead of his side’s clash with Manchester United.
Dyche claims that he’s never doubted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager.
“I don’t think anyone ever doubted their ability and they’re showing very strong signs of that now, like it’s showed over the last few weeks,” said the Burnley manager, as per LancsLive.
It’s not been a good start to the season for Burnley but I don’t think anyone is surprised.
They’re sixteenth in the league table — five points above the relegation zone — with a goal difference of -11 from 15 games played.
We expected a defensive display from the hosts tomorrow night but in terms of qualify in players, United should be going to Turf Moor trying to get a big win on the board. A decent result before travelling to Anfield is never a bad thing.
Solskjaer was also asked about Burnley at the beginning of his press conference this afternoon.
The Norwegian said (via Manchester Evening News): “Burnley had some good results after a difficult start. It’s hard to score against them, they don’t concede many chances.
“There will be ups and downs and less consistency in performances and as a fan it’s more interested, compared to last season when just one team ran away.”
While it’s still too early to call United title contenders, in January, my tune could change if we get two wins this week — beating Liverpool after Burnley.
On the month of January and looking at the league table, Solskjaer added: “The league table doesn’t really matter now, you pick up points and when you get to March, April, that’s when the league is going to be decided.
“We knew this would be a difficult season for us, we had to catch up. I said we need to hang in there, but that’s not what I meant. I meant we had to pick up points and get performances right, don’t let teams run away with it. We’ve done well.”