Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his side not to underestimate Liverpool when the two sides meet on Sunday afternoon in the FA Cup.
The Premier League defending champions have been poor in recent weeks and suffered their first home defeat since 2017 when they went down 1-0 against Burnley.
Speaking ahead of the match at Old Trafford, Solskjaer insisted Liverpool are still a top team despite their recent struggles.
“They’re still playing well. I said it was the best time to meet them last week. That was of no disrespect to them, it was because it was the best time for us," he said ahead of the match.
"We are in good form, we are in a great mode of confidence and momentum and we felt we could have won the away game. They will want to go through in the cup as well. They’re a few points behind us in the league but they’re still a top team.”
He further revealed the team is in good spirits, espcially since they have been on a good run.
"As you expect when you win a game, everybody’s happy," he said when asked about the team's overall attitude.
"We had to have a day off, or we gave them Thursday off because we didn’t get back until three or four in the morning. We had to drive up instead of flying up, the runway was closed. So it was a change of plans on the travel back. They enjoyed the day off and today [Friday] everyone was back and smiling.”
This will be the second time in less than a week that the two English giants clash, having played a 0-0 draw in the Premier League at the same venue last week.