Solskjaer confident, United have done well ahead of Leicester City clash

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Manchester United boss Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, has praised the team’s performance since the restart, despite the struggles of late.

United crashed out of the FA Cup, after losing 3-1 to Chelsea, and could only manage a draw against relegation-threatened West Ham.

But Solskjaer remains upbeat about his boys, and believes the journey to the top has not been a bad one.

He said ahead of the meeting with Leicester City this Sunday: “This is a journey for this team and this is one extra step on the journey for this team.

“We’ve come a long way mentally, we’ve shown more robustness and resilience, when we lost the first goal in games.

“We’ve also shown the heights when everything’s flowing, which you can’t expect every time. I’m delighted with how the development looks.

“When you play football games and you win, you get good results, it’s enjoyable and you build momentum. Then you find one or two bumps along the way.

“It’s not going to go in one straight linear trajectory and, for us, we’ve reacted well to some games, being 1-0 down in the last three at home.”

The Norwegian added: “We’ve come back and got results in all of them, which has been very positive. We’ve enjoyed away games – we didn’t enjoy losing against Chelsea – but we got a result against West Ham and we’re in third.

“So it’s fantastic to see we’re growing as a team and a squad and it’s the last game of the season and be positive.”

United face Leicester City in the last game of the season on July 26, knowing at least, a point would be enough for Champions League football next season.

But the Foxes cannot be underrated, despite their injury woes, as they too will be desperate to secure a place in the top four, after their efforts this season.