Mon. Mar 8th, 2021

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Liverpool FC great Steven Gerrard rates Man United progress under Solskjaer

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Steven Gerrard has been impressed with the improvements made by Manchester United this season but says they are still a work in progress.

The Liverpool legend has been keeping a close eye on the Premier League title race from his position as Rangers manager, having led the Gers to the cusp of the Scottish Premiership title.

Gerrard has been impressed with the way United have improved over the last 12 months and compared Bruno Fernandes’ impact on the team to that of Virgil van Dijk’s at Anfield.

Yet, speaking to the Daily Mail, he says that there are still areas where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team can improve.


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“United still seem a work in progress,” he said. “You can see they have made massive strides.

“Bruno Fernandes has given everyone a massive boost. He has put confidence around the team, a bit similar to the way Virgil Van Dijk did at Liverpool.

“You still look and think they could be a couple of pieces short but they are definitely much further along than where they were a couple of years back.”

Gerrard also said he had taken advice from legendary former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson over his move into management.

One of his best friends Jamie Carragher believes it would be too early to see Gerrard enter the conversation to eventually replace Jurgen Klopp in the Anfield hotseat.

Gerrard agrees with Carragher’s assertation but admitted the topic is irrelevant as he’s solely focused on Rangers.

He added: “I did see it so maybe his opinion is right but it’s not something I have taken too much notice of because I am not looking too far ahead. I’m very focused on the now and trying to stay in the now with Rangers.

“I get asked that question a lot about Liverpool and I don’t really want to get involved with it because it’s not something for me to be concerned with.

“They have got a fantastic, world class manager, they are on a real wave of success and as a fan that is an unbelievable place to be in and I am really proud of the club and the efforts of the last couple of years and I’m loving seeing Liverpool where they are right now.

“I need to focus on the job I’m in now which is a fantastic opportunity for me and a huge job.”

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