So that's "a nice way of playing" that secured two home draws against Liverpool.
As a player, Solskjaer was used to having the upper hand in the rivalry between English football's two most successful sides.
Liverpool have simply been outstanding this season, winning all bar one in the Premier League this season.
The match was not a loss for Liverpool, but it did leave a sour taste in their mouths that they could not get three points against Manchester United and felt like they were robbed by officials. "If you lose the ball at the wrong time, the train starts going and that's what is clear, but it's about us to make sure it will not happen", Klopp added.
"It's thinking about us and thinking about where we should be", said Mata.
"Whatever comparisons are made I will only think about long after my career is over".
Rooney, 34, became United's all-time record scorer during his incredible 13 years at Old Trafford.
United go into play against Liverpool to continue to secure a place in the top 4. If a midfield player comes on the market and one club doesn't need him, the other club needs him and can get him.
The coach also believes that the club has more surprising rivals.
Liverpool FC head into the game looking to continue their remarkable start to the new Premier League season, with Jurgen Klopp's men now 14 points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand. But with his recent form and his three goals in six games against Liverpool's Klopp in his career, if United can find Rashford, it could provide a different result.
Mauricio Pochettino was United's primary target when Mourinho was sacked just over a year ago, but the Argentine was contracted to Tottenham at the time.
Looking at that league form more closely during the Premier League era, United were flying highest during the year 2000, and again in 2009, while Liverpool are now enjoying their best-ever run of form.