Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United can challenge for the Premier League title this season, despite his side’s inconsistent start to the campaign.
As fans we should be hearing the United manager talk about winning titles rather than make excuses. Now it’s about Solskjaer acting rather than talking, but the team needs to start getting better results.
United take on Man City at Old Trafford today — days after being eliminated from the Champions League by RB Leipzig with a disappointing 3-2 defeat.
Out after the group stages. This is not what Solskjaer imagined when we finished third to qualify for the Champions League earlier this year, but nobody gave us much a chance when the Group H was drawn. Many called it the group of death.
An inconsistent start to the season has led to uncertainty over Solskjaer’s position, but Stretty News understands that the Norwegian has the backing of the board.
On top of that, the board will be aware that United can go within two points of league leaders Tottenham if they manage to beat their city rivals.
For all the talk about inconsistency, and losing our last three games in the Champions League, United have won their last four Premier League matches.
That is why Solskjaer feels that his team are developing into title contenders. Only time can tell if this is a premature judgement, but this should be considered encouraging for now at least.
“At Manchester United, you should always aim to win trophies,” Solskjaer said (via GOAL).
“Of course, with the last three seasons, as they have been, there’s been two teams far ahead of the rest of the pack.
“I got belief during the season, or since the turn of the new year, that this team is improving and that we can put up a challenge.
“Of course we need to improve on last season but I don’t think any team will run away with it.
“I go into every single game wanting to win, so maybe that’s the answer to your question. If you win every game you end up with a trophy.”