Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Man United
Ole Solskjaer Man United

Manchester United have slipped out of the fifth spot on the Premier League table after their 0-0 draw vs Wolves and at the time of writing this article, the Red Devils were ninth on the table.

But that position could further worsen given Manchester United take on Chelsea on Monday.

Man United have managed to win just one out of their last five league matches but Solskjaer believes the winter break has come at the perfect time for not only his players but also for the whole of the Premier League.

“I think it’s beneficial for absolutely everyone in the squad, individually, the team, but also the other teams and the league,” he told reporters.

“I think the league will see a benefit from it. I think the quality of the football will improve because December and January were relentless for us, so it is a good move by the authorities to give that weekend because at Man United you never get a space of two weeks without a game really.

“It’s just up to the boys to show that freshness that they’ve shown this week.

“Yeah a win gives us a three-point gap and, of course, that’s what we’ve got to aim for.

“We’ve played them twice already this season and done well, but Chelsea are a good team. They are at home, but we’re going to go there to try to win the game.

“We’ve got to, to give us more belief and more hope and give us confidence that we can kick on, because we need to kick on.”

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