Solskjaer makes top four promise to United fans

Manchester United boss, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, has told fans the club will go into this weekend’s showdown against Leicester City, with eyes set on winning, in order to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

United were held to a 1-1 draw against West Ham on Wednesday, after a Michail Antonio penalty put the Hammers ahead. However, a composed finish from Mason Greenwood ensured we saved a point from the fixture.

Speaking to reporters after the match, Solskjaer said: “Well, going into half-time we knew that’s not the result we wanted and a draw or a 1-0 win or a 2-0 win was more or less the same outcome for us.

“Then we have the same starting point on Sunday.

“You can’t expect to go and turn teams over and score three or five like we did to have a different scenario for Sunday.

“When we started after the lockdown, we had to go for it. We really had to go for it – we had to go for goal difference, we had to go for points.

“The effort has been fantastic and the results have been fantastic.

“Of course, you’d like to win against Southampton, you concede in the last second, and here today you concede a penalty in the last second of the first half.

“But we’ve given ourselves a fantastic opportunity and a great starting point for Sunday.”

United moved up to third on the league table for the first time since September last year, and now, need just a point against Leicester City to ensure qualification for the Champions League next season.