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Solskjaer makes title U-turn as he talks up Man Utd chance ahead of derby

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that his side will not let rivals Manchester City ‘run away’ with the Premier League title this season, despite saying earlier this month that the Red Devils “shouldn’t have been considered as title contenders.”

City are currently seven points ahead of United with a game in hand and Solskjaer saw his side drop points for the second league game in a row when they drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

United also drew 3-3 with Everton in the league game before that and speaking after that result, Solskjaer said: “We’re not talking about winning titles. We’ve come a long way this team and we shouldn’t have been considered as title contenders.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Manchester United are “not going to settle for second” in the Premier League title race 

However, after the draw against the Baggies, Solskjaer refused to concede, telling Sky Sports: “I said with 15 games to go we shouldn’t be talked about at this stage.

“It’s a compliment for the boys that we got into the position we are now. We won’t let them [City] run away with it. We’re playing them soon, and we’re not giving it away early.

United dropped points for the second league game in a row against West Brom

“It’s so unpredictable, anything can happen, of course. We’re not going to settle for second, of course we’re not. It’s disappointing, of course, we’ve come away with two points less than we wanted to.

“The start was difficult, they put us under pressure, as you expect when they get the kick-off, and we couldn’t clear our lines. But we had 90 minutes plus to get two goals. I would rather concede in first than 92nd minute, we just couldn’t get the chances.”

Club captain Harry Maguire also believes United are still in with a chance, saying: “Of course we are. We’ve got to look after ourselves. We’ve got to go again and then win the next one and then win the next one.

“Obviously Manchester City are on a great run at the moment, they’ve created a points gap. We’ve got to look after ourselves, we’ve got to fight for every game.”




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