Solskjaer receives warning ahead of clash against Crystal Palace

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Paul Merson has advised Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the importance of starting the season in good form.

The Arsenal legend believes the Norwegian still needs to prove himself by making the club more consistent as he faces a make-or-break season.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson said: “This is the season for Manchester United. It’s going to be tight and a lot of teams will be vying for the title and the top four.

“They have only got to start this season like they finished the last and they will be in the mix. What Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to do is get out of the habit of going on a roll where they couldn’t lose a game and a roll where they couldn’t win a game.

“That cannot happen because if they have a bad month where they don’t win a game, they will be out of the title race in an instant. I don’t care if it’s Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, or United, if you have a bad month, you’ll be out of the title race, that is how ruthless this season will be.”

We kick off the new Premier League campaign on Saturday with a clash against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.

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