According to MEN, Manchester United are training at The Cliff instead of Carrington for the Manchester derby, and the reason goes back to the time of Sir Alex.
Manchester United have been disappointing over the past few weeks. The side faced defeats in the FA Cup and the Champions League, and has a huge task ahead as it aims for a top-4 finish.
United faced further setback last weekend when it faced a stunning 4-0 loss to Everton at Goodison Park. However, Solskjaer’s men will focus on making amends as Manchester United hosts city rivals at Old Trafford.
Even as United faced a humiliating loss in the game, the side gained a boost as their rivals dropped points. Manchester United could maintain the pressure on their top-4 rivals with a win over Guardiola’s side.
And to achieve the result, Manchester United have been training at The Cliff instead of Carrington. But why?
United training at The Cliff:
According to English media outlet Manchester Evening News (MEN), Manchester United are training at the club’s former training ground, The Cliff. The reason behind the move dates back to the 90s, when the side hadn’t moved to Carrington yet.
Solskjaer reportedly believes that moving to The Cliff, where Sir Alex Ferguson formed the Class of 92 and the famous team in 1999, would inspire the Manchester United players as they aim to make a fight back.
The Norwegian manager has often spoken about the history of the club in his press conferences, and wants his players to step up after the diabolical performance against Everton.
However, Solskjaer stated that there will be changes in the side for the game against City.
“Of course there will be consequences,” the manager responded. “We’re not going to see the same team.
“We had a plan before the (Everton) game how we’re going to look against City anyway and some decisions would have to wait.
“We had a plan anyway and those two plans (Everton and City) weren’t the same.”
How Twitter reacted..
Speaking to @GNev2, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called for a reaction from his Manchester United players ahead of a derby against Manchester City that “the world is watching”
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 24, 2019
Solskjær: “We’re still planning long term – that’s just natural. That’s the cycle of a team, that it changes. When you are part of #mufc winning, you’re feeling great. If you’ve not been part of it then I think you think ‘Oh, I should have been there.'” #mulive [es]
— utdreport (@utdreport) April 23, 2019
G Neville: “There is still a chance of the top four for Manchester United but he has a big job to do in terms of getting that dressing room aligned. Aligned with the vision of the club, the vision and the fans, and more importantly the vision of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.” #mufc [Sky]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) April 23, 2019
Manchester United returns to action later tonight against City, and faces another tough task on the weekend as the side lines up against Chelsea.
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