Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer: We're going to Leicester to win

Friday 24 July 2020 10:30

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated his desire for Manchester United to go to Leicester City and take all three points on Sunday.

The Reds sit third in the Premier League, a point clear of the Foxes, and a draw at the King Power Stadium will be enough to secure Champions League qualification for 2020/21.

A loss would leave us relying on Chelsea to lose at home to Wolves, and the boss insists his side will travel to the East Midlands seeking victory, rather than looking to shut up shop and worry about other results.

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“We’re looking forward to the game; we’ve given ourselves a good chance of being in the Champions League next year,” Solskjaer told reporters via a video call on Friday.

“We can’t go into a game thinking about what the outcome could be. We just have to go and perform, and perform to a high enough level for us to get a result.

“We want to go there and dominate the game - we wanted to get to this position, having to go Leicester to need to beat them.

“We’re not going to change our approach. We want to go there to try to win the game.”

The Reds have the longest current unbeaten run in the league, with 13 matches having passed since January’s defeat to Burnley and stretching that sequence to 14 would achieve the goal of making the top four.

Solskjaer’s side have fallen behind in four of our eight matches since the restart, recovering six points from losing positions, and the boss was keen to point out how important his squad’s improving mentality could prove to be come kick-off (16:00 BST) on Sunday.

“Well, focus and concentration are very important in football," he added. "When you play against quality teams and players, one lapse of concentration can hurt you.

“We’re going to go into it with a strong frame of mind and it’s not job done. We have one more game in this season and that’s just this season.

“That’s a journey for this team, it’s one extra step.

“We have come a long way mentally and we’ve shown more resilience and robustness when we’ve lost the first goal in games, for example, but we’ve also shown the heights, which you can’t expect every time. I’m delighted with the development.”

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