- Manchester United needs 1 victory to reach the top of the Premier League table
- Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Red Devil’s boss, says they are not even half way through the season as of now
- Man Utd will face Burnley on Wednesday
Manchester United now sits level with Liverpool on the Premier League points table at the very top and could enter the field at the next weekend’s clash against Jurgen Klopp’s side as the league leaders if they can seal the win in their upcoming game against Burnley on Wednesday which will start at 1:45 AM (IST).
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Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s last defeat in the league at the start of November and despite them being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League and most recently from the League Cup, the Red Devils are on a run to grind out results for them to reach the top of the Premier League table.
However, despite the good run in the English Premier League (EPL), the Norwegian, who is dismissing any early chatter of a potential title challenge, says it is way too early to get carried away. He is looking for his side to keep building momentum.
Solskjær said, “We’re not even halfway through the season and every game in the Premier League is a challenge, they’re tests,”.
He added, “Every game is a different test. Watford, they gave us a test, Burnley is a test, Liverpool is another, then you go to Fulham which is a different test again.
“No-one will remember how the league table looked like on 12 January 2021. We have good momentum, started well again after the disappointment of (losing to Manchester) City, bounced back really well with a win (against Watford) and of course, we want to build momentum again.
“If we can get a win on Tuesday then that’s two games on the bounce and we can go into the next game confident. Every game in the Premier League is a chance to build more confidence.”
On Wednesday, Red Devils will travel to Turf Moor to play its rearranged game from the opening weekend of the season, but the team could be without their key players including, Victor Lindelof, Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly.
The latter on the list of players went off just before the half-time whistle in the match against Watford in the FA Cup at Old Trafford when he collided with Dean Henderson’s knee, while Solskjær confirmed the other three missed the clash through injury.
Solskjær said, “I hope (they’ll be ready) for Liverpool, definitely, but I’m not sure if they’ll make the Burnley one,” when asked for an update on his players’ condition.
He added, “It’s light training on Sunday then we’ll see on Monday.”