Man United Title Challenge A Year In The Making, says Solskjaer

By Daily sports on January 3, 2021

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed Manchester United’s progress over the past year after a 2-1 win over Aston Villa took them level on points with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.

A year ago to the day, United lost 2-0 at Arsenal to fall 24 points behind the English champions, having played two games more.

Another season contending just for a top-four finish looked in store for Solskjaer’s men after winning only two of their opening six league games.

But as all the other contenders have stumbled in recent weeks, the Red Devils have now taken 26 from a possible 30 points to mount an unexpected title challenge.

“Of course we are happy with what we are doing. We have shown we have improved a lot in a year,” said Solskjaer. 

“We are getting fitter and fitter and stronger and stronger.”

Bruno Fernandes has been the key figure in transforming United’s fortunes over the past 12 months and the Portuguese again provided the winner to edge out a rapidly improving Villa side.

Solskjaer’s side needed a 93rd minute winner to beat Wolves on Tuesday, but were far faster out the blocks this time round.

Anthony Martial forced Emiliano Martinez into an excellent save high to his left inside 10 minutes before Fred, Paul Pogba and Fernandes fired efforts just off target.

“It’s early on in the season and we shouldn’t be carried away,” added the Norwegian. “The league this season is going to be so tight.

“There are going to be difficult games, strange results, but since ‘Project Restart’ I think we’ve been very consistent.” (AFP)

•PHOTO: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 

Source Daily sports

Posted January 3, 2021


 

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