Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United can pip Manchester City to Premier League title


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United can win the title (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to give up on the Premier League title and says ‘strangers things have happened’ than Manchester City throwing away their 11-point lead.

Pep Guardiola’s side have sat atop of the league for the last three months and even if United win their game in hand against Burnley today, City will have an eight-point lead on their city rivals heading into the final six games of the season.

That’s the same cushion that Sir Alex Ferguson’s side had in 2012 when they famously threw away the title to Roberto Mancini’s men, who pipped United to the championship on goal difference.

United’s victory at the Etihad last month kept the Red Devils’ slim hopes alive, while Leeds’ shock win last weekend has left the door slightly ajar.

But even if United’s hopes are faint, Solskjaer believes his side can pull off the mother of all shocks.

Solskjaer insists United can win the title (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

‘Every game is important to Manchester United and we aren’t going to just give points away easily,’ said Solskjaer.

‘Can we catch City? Stranger things have happened in football. Bigger leads have been given away. Of course, they have been very strong and it’s probably too much to hope for. But as long as we do our job that’s the main thing.

‘We have got to win every game in the league. We know that. After that, we can only hope that something happens to City.

‘We can’t control what they do. We have to play it one game at a time because we’ve got some difficult matches left ourselves.’

Solskjaer has a decision to make over Marcus Rashford ahead of the Clarets’ visit to Old Trafford today.

The striker made himself available for Thursday’s 2-0 win against Granada but he remain an unused substitute as United booked their spot in the last four of the Europa League.

Rashford has been carrying a shoulder problem throughout the season and Solskjaer would ideally like to give the forward time to recover but United need him to keep their slim title hopes alive.


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