Ole Solskjaer Man United EPL
Ole Solskjaer Man United

Man United drew their latest Premier League game 1-1 vs West Bromwich Albion which means they are now seven points behind league leaders Manchester City.

City still have a game in hand so if they win that match, Man United could fall out of the title race once and for all.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had already accepted defeat after his side’s 3-1 loss to Leicester City on Saturday but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains much more optimistic and the Man United boss is not yet ready to give up.

He said after the draw vs the Baggies, via Sky Sports: “No one will give it away this early. This season is so unpredictable, life is so unpredictable, anything can happen and of course we’re not going to settle for second.

“It’s a compliment to the boys that we’ve gotten ourselves into the position we’re in. We’re the team closest [to Man City] and we should be challenging the team in front of us.

“We’re not going to let them get away with it, but we need to win games to be in that position.

“At the moment, that record[away record] doesn’t mean anything. We are in desperate need of three points because we want to move up the table and you don’t do that by getting one point away from home. It’s a disappointing outcome today.

“Then again some of the play was really good, some of the performances were really good so there are some positives. But overall, we’re disappointed with one point only.

“We built loads of pressure, created pressure, pegged them back but I didn’t feel we created enough big moments to score the goals. We didn’t have the aura.


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“Saying that, we did get down the sides and flashed a few crosses down the line but maybe the cross, or the position or the movement wasn’t there. We didn’t have big moments that you felt should have been a goal disappointingly, even though the ball was in the last third all the time apart from a few counter-attacks, which is always dangerous when you have Premier League players against you.”

This draw was another dent in Man United’s title chase and things will get even worse if Manchester City win their game in hand.

Also, the kind of form that City are in right now, we don’t see them losing too many games despite them playing against teams like Everton, Arsenal and West Ham in the next few weeks.

As for Man United, they take on Manchester City away from home early next month and this is the last window of opportunity for Solskjaer’s men to stop their arch-rivals from picking up the Premier League trophy in May.

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