Solskjaer gives brutal verdict on Jurgen Klopp matching Alex Ferguson's record

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can’t see any manager matching Sir Alex Ferguson’s title-winning record in the wake of Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool’s league triumph.

Ferguson won 13 titles during his reign at United, twice winning it three times in a row, while Liverpool clinched their first Premier League trophy on Thursday.

Solskjaer played under Ferguson for six of those title victories and although Liverpool fans are excitedly predicting years of dominance, the United boss doubts anyone will ever get close to his former coach.

‘The run of titles that we won under Sir Alex, I don’t think that’s going to be easy for anyone to emulate or copy,’ he said.

‘He was a master of staying at the top. Our challenge is to make sure it is not 26 years or more before we win it.

‘We will do everything we can to shorten the distance or go past them.’

Liverpool ended a 30-year wait for another league title and United have suffered a steep decline since the retirement of Ferguson in 2013.

The Reds’ triumph also meant the Merseysiders reclaimed the title of England’s most successful club from United.

Liverpool now have 43 major titles to United’s 42 and Solskjaer admitted it was painful to see any side win the league.

‘First of all, any team that wins the championship and a Premier League deserves it and they deserve credit, it’s a hard league to win.

‘So well done to Jurgen and his players.

‘Every time you see anyone else lift the trophy it hurts, I reckon that’s the feeling everyone associated with Manchester United – all our players, staff supporters – we want to get back to winning ways and that’s our challenge.’

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