Jose Mourinho took a shot at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sky Sports before Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool

Jose Mourinho

Manchester United's most recent visit to Anfield - a 3-1 defeat in December 2018 - resulted in Jose Mourinho being sacked as manager of the club.

Since then, the Red Devils have earned two draws against their bitter rivals at Old Trafford, with the latest sharing of the points coming in Sunday's 1-1 stalemate.

Liverpool's UEFA Super Cup triumph in August saw them overtake Man Utd as the most successful English club and the gap between the two teams seems to have widened in 2019.

Jurgen Klopp's side won the Champions League and currently have a healthy lead at the top of the Premier League table, while United sit just two points above the relegation zone.

Under-pressure boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continually reiterates his long-term vision for the club, so Mourinho couldn't resist a cheeky dig at the man who replaced him before the 1-1 draw.

Mourinho's dig at Solskjaer on Sky Sports

Earlier in the week, United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward publicly backed Solskjaer and insisted that the club legend is the right man for the job.

Solskjaer during Man Utd's 1-0 loss at Newcastle

The former Man Utd striker again outlined his belief that the benefits of short-term pain will be seen in the long run, which prompted Mourinho to take a jab at his successor.

Speaking on Sky Sports' build-up to Man United 1-1 Liverpool, the "Special One" said, via Daily Mail: "They (Woodward and Solskjaer) did some good PR in the week.

"To make it absolutely clear or create (a) positive atmosphere for the game. I'm going to try and get a job like Ole has, and speak all the time about the future."

Mourinho was in the Sky Sports studio for Man United 1-1 Liverpool

The 56-year-old Portuguese coach added: "I think it's a great situation; three-year contract - the future, the young players. I think it's a great job to do in such a giant club."

So, Mourinho clearly feels Ole is extremely lucky to be in a situation where he can get away with poor results in the present as Man Utd boss by frequently talking about future success.

United's form since Solskjaer replaced Mourinho

Man Utd enjoyed an incredible run when Solskjaer was in caretaker charge of the side, winning their first eight matches and experiencing a magical Champions League night in Paris.

Solskjaer celebrates Man Utd's Champions League triumph in Paris

The Norwegian boasted a record of 14 wins in 19 matches when he was given the manager's role on a permanent basis, however things have largely gone downhill since then.

Man United have only won two of their nine league matches so far this campaign, they're ravaged with injuries and are significantly closer to bottom-placed Watford than leaders Liverpool.

Time will tell whether or not Solskjaer's plan comes to fruition, but next on his list of assignments is a tricky Europa League trip to Serbia to face Partizan Belgrade.

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