Solskjaer rates Thomas Tuchel’s impact at Chelsea ahead of this weekend’s Stamford Bridge clash

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed the promising start made by Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Since replacing Frank Lampard last month, the German tactician has led the Blues to six wins in their last eight matches, and are yet to be beaten since his arrival in the Premier League.

Tuchel’s arrival has boosted Chelsea’s hopes of securing a top-four spot with the Blues just two points behind West Ham and six behind United.

Solskjaer has hailed the German’s impact ahead of Sunday’s meeting at Stamford Bridge.

“You can see in the results, stats and possession they’ve had, the ability to keep teams away from their own goal, he’s done really well,” said Solskjaer.

“It is never easy coming into a season halfway through and he must be pleased as well, but hopefully we can stop that run. That’s my job now.”

Solskjaer has also urged his United squad to keep the pace with Manchester City with Pep Guardiola’s side currently 10 points clear at the top of the Premier league.

“We just have to focus and tick one game off at a time and, as you say, the three games are massive,” said Solskjaer.

“We’ve got Chelsea just behind us, we’ve got City away in front of us and of course we can’t let them run further away if we have ambitions of catching them and we can’t give Chelsea too much hope of catching us either.

“Every game is important and from now until the international break will be a big period.

“We always say, let’s look at April, May and see how we are then, so let’s get to the international break and then we can focus on the run-in.”