Red Devils boss just focuses on keeping his team in the league title race but says they have confidence
Marcus Rashford’s goal in the stoppage time gave United all three points against Wolves at Old Trafford and put the Red Devils up to second in the table, two points behind the leaders. Liverpool.
The result extended United’s unbeaten run in the league to nine games, but Solskjaer believes any discussion of a Man Utd title challenge should be put on hold for now.
However, the Norwegian tactician said the team have ‘confidence’ and believe they can get the upper hand over any team.
“There is no title race after 15 games,” Solskjaer said. “You may lose the chance to be in a race in the first 10 games. But play 15 more, hit 30, and maybe we can start talking about a title race.”
“But the belief is there. We go into every game thinking that we can win against anyone anywhere. On the road we have shown what we are capable of, we are also improving at home and so on. result is huge for confidence and attitude. “
Bruno Fernandes was once again instrumental in United’s victory, his ball over the top leading to Rashford’s late strike.
Since making his Premier League debut in February, the Portugal the international has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other player (32 – 18 goals, 14 assists).
Solskjaer admitted it wasn’t Fernandes’ most stellar performance, but he was happy that his persistence paid off.
“He didn’t play his best game, definitely,” he said. “He played better games but he always wanted to create chances.
“Maybe he did more for them than for us today! But he’s got a knack for looking for that pass, and in the end it worked.”
On Tuesday, the Premier League confirmed 18 new positive Covid-19 tests in the week of December 21 – the most positive results in a single round of testing this season.
When asked about the predicament, Solskjaer said he could not see the benefits of the Premier League’s temporary halt in action in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The news came just a day later Manchester citygame of Everton was postponed on four hours’ notice due to an Etihad stage coronavirus outbreak, while Fulhamcounter match Tottenham Wednesday is also in doubt.
Eighteen positive cases surpass the previous high of 16 recorded in the week starting November 9 and reflect the larger situation in England, with more people now in hospital due to the virus than at the peak of the first wave in April.
“As a club and as a group we have followed the protocols very well,” said Solskjaer.
“It’s part of the job. I don’t see the point of having a home circuit cut because when are we going to play the games?
“We all know this year is so tough, but if you stop more games I don’t think it’s going to make a big change – it could be longer. When do we end the season?”