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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told biggest mistake in bid to emulate Liverpool’s success

Ryan Giggs believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to forget about single signings winning Manchester United the league and instead follow Jurgen Klopp’s title-winning formula.

Liverpool won their first league crown in 20 years last season, with Klopp’s squad well placed to repeat the feat this time around.

Solskjaer has been heavily backed in the transfer window in recent years, with a host of high-profile signings since his appointment.

But Giggs believes that United need to replicate the gradual progression seen by Klopp and Liverpool, if they are to win their first title since 2013.

Solskjaer managed to earn a top-four finish in his first full season as Man Utd manager

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“I think we have got Liverpool to look at, the last time they won it, they thought ‘we’ll win it again soon’,” Giggs told Jamie Carragher on The Greatest Game podcast.

“Even Klopp, it took four-and-a-half years to win it, it takes a long time.

“I think what Klopp did, he improved every season or won a trophy, won the Champions League, you see that improvement so the pressure is off a little bit.

The United legend recorded 2.19 points per win over 798 Premier League games – but Klopp has 2.21 following the title-winning season
Jurgen Klopp guided Liverpool to their first title in 20 years last season

“Whereas every manager, every signing is seen as: ‘He’ll win us the league’, but it’s not like that.”

Solskjaer is the fifth manager to try and fill the void left by Sir Alex Ferguson, with Giggs himself having a short stint as caretaker boss in 2014.

The Norwegian is pitting his wits against not only Klopp, but Pep Guardiola at Man City, Jose Mourinho at Tottenham and many more.

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Man Utd haven’t won a title since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013

With that in mind, the Red Devils legend, who won 13 Premier Leagues during a glittering career, believes United fans could be facing a long wait before the club’s 21st triumph – particularly if Klopp and Guardiola stay in their current positions.

“100% it could [be 10 or 12 years],” Giggs added. “It could be 15 or 20 years before you know it.

“Especially if Klopp and Guardiola stick around, they’ve got the resources and obviously the players.”

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