Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends message to Man United supporters about top four
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant that the Red Devils can still finish in the top four
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant that Manchester United can still finish in the top four despite their disappointing 2-1 loss to Wolves on Tuesday night.
The Red Devils had the chance to hoist themselves above Tottenham Hotspur and into fourth place with a victory over the promoted side at Molineux.
Manchester United were looking to exact some revenge against Nuno Espirito Santo’s men after the Red Devils lost 2-1 to Wolves in the FA Cup quarter-final last month.
Scott McTominay broke the deadlock in the 13th minute to put Manchester United in charge of the mid-week Premier League clash.
However, Diogo Jota equalised 12 minutes later to help Wolves get a foothold in the game before Ashley Young was sent off in the second half.
David De Gea’s rare handling error led to Chris Smalling’s own goal in the 77th minute to seal a narrow 2-1 win for the hosts.
Manchester United remain in fifth place and two points behind third-placed Arsenal.
Speaking to Sky Sports following the disappointing result at Wolves, Solskjaer remained upbeat about Manchester United’s chances of securing a top-four finish.
“Of course, it’s three points [dropped] and we knew that we’d have to have 15 points probably to get to that position [fourth],” Solskjaer said.
“We’ve still got six games to get them 15 points. So we’ve just got to look forward and dust ourselves down, because [it was a] disappointing result, but a very good performance.”
Manchester United will return to Premier League action with a home clash against West Ham United on Saturday 13 April.
The Red Devils haven’t won the English top-flight crown since 2013.