Solskjaer: Man Utd don’t speak about title problem
Manchester United’s squad usually are not discussing a Premier League title problem regardless of their dramatic upturn in kind, in keeping with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Wins over Sheffield United and Leeds United have moved the Pink Devils to inside 5 factors of leaders Liverpool with a recreation in hand.
Former United captain Gary Neville has been amongst these to precise shock that the staff discover themselves in title rivalry, having beforehand made such a poor begin to the marketing campaign.
Wednesday’s 2-0 victory at Everton within the EFL Cup additionally earned Solskjaer’s facet a semi-final tie towards rivals Manchester Metropolis.
Subsequent up is a top-flight away recreation towards Leicester Metropolis on Saturday, with supervisor Solskjaer acknowledging there’s now “noise” a few title bid.
However he insisted that was not a topic of debate within the United dressing room and that his gamers receiving a lot reward of late was a special expertise.
Requested concerning the title speak, Solskjaer stated: “There’s noise round Man United anyway so for us it’s about bettering as a staff, taking one recreation at a time and now we have to – that’s the secret.
“That’s the solely means that you’re going to problem for something on the finish of the season anyway, so it isn’t one thing that we speak about.
“The one factor that we speak about and deal with is bettering daily and studying find out how to cope with sure conditions.
“Perhaps now in the meanwhile we’re getting reward and that’s one other factor to be taught to cope with.
“It’s recreation by recreation now, now we have to suppose that means.”
— Leicester Metropolis (@LCFC) December 24, 2020
United have gained 4 straight matches towards Leicester, with the final victory – a 2-0 away win in July – sealing a top-four end at their opponents’ expense on the finish of final season.
As well as, 4 of the Foxes’ 5 Premier League defeats this season have are available in residence video games, whereas United are eyeing an eleventh straight top-flight away win.
Solskjaer is a giant fan of Leicester’s progress beneath Brendan Rodgers, although, and the house facet sit second within the desk going into the competition.
The United boss stated: “Now we have had some good video games towards Leicester, very tight video games.
“They’re an excellent facet with an excellent coach and I’ve loved watching them beneath Brendan.
“It was a giant check for us to go down there at their stadium for the final league recreation of final season in the summertime. We handed that one with flying colors. I felt we actually managed the sport.
“I do know it isn’t going to be the identical now as a result of it’s a completely different time of the season. They’ve some threats that it’s important to search for and we’ll simply sit down and take into consideration who’s match and who will not be match.”
Rodgers has stated forward of the sport he expects striker Jamie Vardy to be handed match after coming off late within the win over Tottenham final outing with “soreness”.
With 11 targets and 4 assists, Vardy has 15 league aim involvements this season, placing him behind solely Harry Kane (19) and Mohamed Salah (16).
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