Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expressed a belief that sounded a little dubious at its base. The manager of Manchester United believes his team can still finish in the top four at the end of the Premier League season. In fact, seeing the performance shown by Harry Maguire et al, is still very doubtful.
Actually, Manchester United did not target anything grandiose, they just want to finish in the last four of the final standings. This is because last season they finished sixth, so their income dropped dramatically. Naturally, finishing in the top four automatically brought the Red Devils to play in the European Champions League.
But seeing their performance this season, it seems doubtful to be able to achieve these targets. Until the week 23, Manchester United ranked 5th in the EPL standings, five points adrift of Chelsea. Unfortunately, the defeat of Burnley on week 24 yesterday made the existing distance widened to six points.
Interestingly, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems still confident. He believes his team can reach the top four in the final standings later in the season.
“We repeatedly almost cut the distance, but that did not happen. With everything that happened, we were still ranked fifth and we just needed to continue what we were doing right now. There are many matches left in this season, and we must do our best to get as many points as possible.” Solskjaer told MUTV.
Furthermore, the Norwegian coach praised Manchester United fans. According to him, Red Devils supporters are extraordinary, because they continue to provide full support, even though Rashford CS are in a negative trend.
“The fans always support this team, and I still feel that support since I played for this club. This support is very important for us, especially in difficult times like this,” he said.
However, the defeat of Burnley must be forgotten Manchester United, because there is a solid schedule waiting ahead. They will return to face Wolverhampton before visiting Chelsea’s headquarters. There are still 14 more games to play in the Premier League, meaning the chances of finishing in the last four are still wide open.