Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the man who famously wrote himself into United legend by securing the impossible treble in 99, says that United will be there or thereabouts come May in the title race.
The Molde manager has been impressed with United’s recent from, and claims that Jose Mourinho’s are the main danger from stopping United claim back-to-back titles:
“David’s started slowly, then the machinery has started to work now so I’m pleased with the progress they’ve made.
“Everyone’s talking about a bad, bad start but if you look at the other championship contenders, they’re not very far ahead.”
“Man United and Chelsea, those two for me are the main contenders. Of course Man United can win it, absolutely no problem.
“They’ve got the players to do it, they’ve got the history to do it. Now when David is getting to know the players, I’m sure we’ll improve. I’m still saying ‘we’. After almost 15 years you still feel a part.”
Solskjaer is right that we cannot be ruled out categorically. Although it looks unlikely right now, if we can close the gap further into the New Year then anything could happen.
We have the experience and know how within the squad to last the pace in the title race, we look like we are hitting a bit of form and gathering some momentum, something which we can take into our upcoming fixtures.
Whether we can win the league remains to be seen, but people know better than to rule out United. If the United and Moyes trend of improving after Christmas continues then the title race could spice up that little bit more with our name in the mix once more.
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