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Man Utd predecessors Moyes, Van Gaal and Mourinho show under-fire Solskjaer the dangers of big loss to Liverpool


THE heat is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer again and he could do without a clash with bitter rivals Liverpool.

But as his predecessors have shown, after Kopping big defeats, the writing is on the wall.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under huge pressure going into Sunday's clash against Liverpool

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under huge pressure going into Sunday’s clash against LiverpoolCredit: Getty

Solskjaer is under huge pressure at Old Trafford with the Red Devils failing to win any of their last three Premier League games.

Last week’s 4-2 defeat against Leicester has left the club in sixth spot after eight games played.

And should United lose against Jurgen Klopp’s side, they will trail the Merseyside outfit by seven points.

Here SunSport takes a look at how David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho’s fared against the Reds in their last season in charge of United.

Man Utd 0 Liverpool 3 – March 16, 2014

Steven Gerrard hit two penalties, missed a third, and United had Nemanja Vidic sent off as David Moyes’ side fell well short.

Luis Suarez added another in the 84th minute to hand Liverpool a first win at Old Trafford since 2009.

Liverpool 2 Man Utd 0 – March 10, 2016

A penalty from Daniel Sturridge and a Roberto Firmino strike put Jurgen Klopp’s side in control of the Europa League last-16 tie.

Philippe Coutinho’s effort ensured a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture — and saw United crash out 3-1 on aggregate to turn up the heat on chief Louis van Gaal.

Jose Mourinho was sacked by the Red Devils after losing against the Reds at Anfield in 2018

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Jose Mourinho was sacked by the Red Devils after losing against the Reds at Anfield in 2018Credit: Reuters

Liverpool 3 Man Utd 1 – December 16, 2018

Two goals from sub Xherdan Shaqiri helped usher manager Jose Mourinho closer to the Manchester United exit.

The Portuguese boss was fired just two days after the Swiss star sent Liverpool top, adding to Sadio Mane’s opener.

Paul Scholes says that Man Utd ‘were all over the place’ in the first half against Atalanta





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