Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has mocked the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham by labelling them ‘bottlers’ as he attempts to make the players believe they can finish in the top four.
With four teams chasing a Champions League spot, and just two up for grabs as Liverpool and Man City continue their title race, Manchester United have an opportunity to make some ground this weekend.
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Solskjaer’s men face Chelsea in the Premier League later today, knowing a win would take them level on points with the blues and three adrift of Spurs in third. A draw wouldn’t be enough and losing could kill United’s aim to clinch a top four finish.
Prior to the weekend, Tottenham and Arsenal lost their most recent games and Chelsea drew at home to Burnley on Monday. In order for United to benefit from the teams around them failing to win games, they must improve themselves.
According to The Sun, Solskjaer has told his players he sees the others in the race for top four as ‘bottlers’, and that they can turn the table by improving their own form.
The question is are we any better off than some of the teams he’s allegedly labelled as ‘bottlers’ when you see our results over the past month?
Losing 4-0 against Everton with Champions League football on the line. It’s just not acceptable, but they have a chance to end the season strongly by winning their remaining fixtures.
Let’s start with Chelsea…