Solskjaer sends strong message to Chelsea manager Tuchel ahead of Man United's trip to Stamford Bridge

Solskjaer sends strong message to Chelsea manager Tuchel ahead of Man United's trip to Stamford Bridge

- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to end Thomas Tuchel's unbeaten run in England

- The German boss has remained unbeaten since he took over from Frank Lampard in January

- Chelsea welcome the Red Devils to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, February 28

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping his side can hand Thomas Tuchel his first defeat as Chelsea boss when they face-off at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

The German-born manager took over from Frank Lampard towards the end of last month and he has gone eight games without a loss.

His intervention has also seen the Blues climb to fifth on the Premier League table - with just six points separating both sides before the crunch affair.

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Solskjaer is proud of what his colleague has been able to achieve since he arrived, but he is planning to end Tuchel's honeymoon on their home turf.

Solskjaer sends strong message to Chelsea manager Tuchel ahead of Man United's trip to Stamford Bridge
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Thomas Tuchel during Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester United's Champions League game in 2019. Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA
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Though United boss admits the game will be tough as reported by Daily Mail.

"Hopefully, we can stop that run, that's my job now. Thomas has come in and it's changed a little bit at Chelsea. It's going to be a great challenge for us.
"He's done really well. It's never easy coming into a season halfway through, he must be pleased as well.
"You can see the results, the stats, the possession they have had. They keep teams away from their own goal and keep possession."

When Solskjaer was asked about Chelsea hiring rookie coach Lampard as their boss, the United boss quickly evaded the question, saying that is none of his business.

"I can't really comment on Chelsea's journey, that's none of my business to be fair.

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"Every club will have to run their own journey. We're on a good path we feel we have improved, but we're nowhere near where we want to be and that's higher up the table and winning trophies.
"The hunger in the group and the mentality in the group is good and that's the main thing now that we keep on improving and hopefully we can get ready for Sunday now.
"We know we have scored a lot of goals and, of course, we need to be a better team defensively. Even though we conceded 11 in the first three games, those three games almost don't count in my head because we were so far away from a Man United team with our preparation and no pre-season.
"But, even then, we have conceded too many goals so we need to improve on that and winning tighter games. We've had many games against City, Chelsea, Liverpool that have been 0-0 so get the goals in those games."

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Thiago Silva will not be available for Thomas Tuchel when Chelsea host Manchester United to Old Trafford this weekend.

The Brazilian legend joined the Blues on a free transfer last summer and has scored twice in 17 Premier League appearances so far this campaign.

He picked up a muscle injury during their 1-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month and has continued to recover away from the rest of the team.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.

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