Ole's praise for young attacking trio
Did you know that Greenwood, Martial and Rashford have outscored Liverpool's front three this season? The boss does...
After the home game in October, Ole, Jurgen said United just defend when they play his team. Is that a fair accusation? “I don't think it's an accusation, I take it as a compliment that we defend so well that they've not really created chances against us. When the opposition manager is frustrated that's a good sign for you as a manager that our boys have done well. I think we've been closest to winning both of those games, so I don't know what the problem has been.” Your front three has outscored Liverpool's front three this season. Does that suggest that you're not as defensive a side that people make out? “The front three that they've got they have been playing together for ages, not ages, for seasons now, and you can see the rotation, movements, understanding between them and we're hoping that our three will get that understanding in a while. We've probably only started them once together, I think so, the Newcastle one? So we've got a way to go to get to the level of the three, the understanding and consistency that Liverpool have had. But they scored four goals in that game, so it's probably something I've got to look at more often, ours. So, I believe in ours, we're going to add to them, but in the years coming I'm sure we'll see lots of them three. Liverpool, they've scored more goals than us this year as well, outside of the front three, so I'm not going to say that ours are better than theirs, or theirs are better than ours. Sunday will be a game just by itself.” Marcus is 22, Mason is 18, Martial has just turned 24, is that one of those encouraging, exciting aspects for you this season, that there are signs even now that there is enormous potential and scope for development? “We can see them three and we've got them on long contracts and we can see them three develop into a very, very exciting front three. I was here when Ronaldo, Tevez, Rooney, that's what we want as Man United supporters. I'm a manager, but I'm also a supporter. You want to see them express themselves and go to places like Anfield and put a fear to their defenders. But then we've got Dan James here in this club that adds to that, so I'm very excited about it.”