Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Solskjaer switches focus to league finale

Monday 20 July 2020 09:00

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his team must quickly switch attention to the final two matches of the Premier League campaign, as the chase for a top-four finish draws to a close.

Speaking to us after the Reds’ FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea, Ole said United need to bounce back and focus on the race for the Champions League, with a huge game against West Ham at Old Trafford in a few days’ time, before a final-day decider at Leicester City.

“That’s the way of a footballer’s life, you need to get over this," the manager commented. "We made a few changes today, fresh legs. We’ll be ready for Wednesday.

“We know how huge those two games are, they’re going to be massive for us and we’re looking forward to it.”
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Referencing the club’s 12-match unbeaten run in the Premier League, Ole added: “We’ve been great in the last few months, giving ourselves a chance going into the last two games.

“We always said that if we can get into the Leicester game needing to beat them, that would be a great achievement and we might be able to even go one step further than that if we get a good result against West Ham.”
Shortly before United's FA Cup semi-final kicked off on Sunday, the Foxes dropped three points after being beaten 3-0 at Spurs. That result means United would leapfrog Brendan Rodgers’ team in the Premier League table if defeat is avoided against the Hammers and the Reds could still finish third in the table if Chelsea fail to win both of their final games, against Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

“Of course we can’t do anything about that but it’s between us, Chelsea and Leicester for those two last positions and the more help we get from others the better, of course," said Ole.

“But if we do our job on Wednesday we’ll be in a good position. We’ll go into the Leicester game and hope that if we win that one we can qualify.

“We’ve just got to regroup and go again on Wednesday against West Ham.”

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