Solskjaer insists that Man Utd aren’t out of the title race

Date published: Monday 22nd February 2021 8:16 - Joe Williams

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Man Utd are still in the hunt for the Premier League title and that “something might happen”.

Second-half goals from Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes goals secured a 3-1 victory against embattled Newcastle on Sunday after Allan Saint-Maximin had cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s fine opener.

Neighbours Man City have a ten-point lead at the top of the table after they beat Arsenal 1-0 over the weekend to make it 18 consecutive wins in all competitions.

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In current form it seems like a tall order but Solskjaer remains hopeful that Man Utd can pip Pep Guardiola’s men to the title.

“I am never going to say it’s done until it’s done,” Solskjaer told reporters after the victory. “We have seen so many examples of teams that have hung in there, have kept working and have kept doing their own jobs.

“Something might happen. It’s not something we think about – we just think about our own performances. That’s the only thing we can control. We have got loads to play for, and as a team we’ve got loads to improve on.

“To build momentum by going on the pitch and playing well is important. We have had a couple of setbacks in West Brom and Sheffield United where I can sit here and explain why we did not get the points we deserved but that’s not what I want to do. For me, the boys are really focused.

“We have been good at recovering mentally and physically. It’s not easy playing Thursday night [In the Europa League] and coming back here. Maybe that’s why we needed 45 minutes to get going.”


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