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“We’ve been the third best team for a long time” says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United's Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts at the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg football match between Manchester United and Club Brugge at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on February 27, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Manchester United have become more decisive despite a slow start of the 2019-2020 campaign. Ole was heard saying that United are “”third best team in the Premier League for a long spell”.


Despite United kicking off their campaign with a 4-0 victory over Chelsea. Manchester United were not able to back their form with consistent results in the following campaign. Bruno Fernandes dragged Manchester United back in a position of Champions league qualification for next season.

In an interview Ole said “It would be a good boost and a nice boost for the team to finish third. I know since October, after that international break, we’ve had the third-most points in the league. For a long, long spell now we’ve been the third-best team. We were just, in the start of the season, we were too inconsistent. Now we have got more consistency, more fitness levels, we’re more robust.


‘And of course we want to be in amongst the elite in Europe and play in the Champions League but the old Winston Churchill quote is, ‘success isn’t final, failure isn’t fatal – then what you need is the courage to continue’. That’s what we’re going to do with this team, we continue. We carry on developing the team, improving. Knowing that this is not the end of the journey for the team. This is just one other stepping stone in our development.” also added Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United travel to King power stadium for their final match day fixture against Leicester City. The Red Devils will try to acquire 3 points to ensure Champions League qualification for next season.

Ole also said “We feel good going into the game. We had to catch a few teams with both points and goals. The boys have done exactly what’s been required. We’ve kept on chasing them and now we’re in the last game, 90 minutes to go. We’ll be in the same position as every other team in the league, feeling the effects of a long season but we’re ready to go, ready to play again. Every team will feel a long season coming towards the end.

“We have proven over the last five or six weeks. We are one of the fittest teams and one of the strongest teams. But all the other teams you’d feel a little bit of wear and tear, aches and bruises. I wouldn’t worry about my players at all in that respect. They’ll be sharp, fresh and ready,” Later added Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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