Chelsea or Manchester City: Solskjaer reveals his focus ahead of tough Premier League fixtures

Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Manchester United have a tough run of fixtures ahead of them, as we go into the final few months of the 2020/21 season.

The Red Devils play Chelsea away this weekend, followed by trips to Crystal Palace and Manchester City in a matter of days.

But according to the boss, while the fixtures aren’t the easiest, we can still navigate them successfully, as he has revealed that he’d rather choose to focus on the games one at a time.

Speaking during his pre-match conference ahead of Sunday’s clash with Chelsea, the Norwegian noted, “We just have to focus and tick one game off at a time and, as you say, the [next] three games are massive.

“We’ve got Chelsea just behind us, we’ve got [Manchester] City away in front of us and of course we can’t let them run further away if we have ambitions of catching them and we can’t give Chelsea too much hope of catching us either.

“Every game is important and from now until the international break will be a big period. We always say, let’s look at April and May and see how we are then, so let’s get to the international break and then we can focus on the run-in.”

Solskjaer however, said it would be too early to start deciding how the campaign will pan out, as he added that he expects things to stay tight until April.

“I think it is going to be a long-running [battle in the league],” he said. “I don’t think the positions will be decided early.

“The season is unpredictable, we’ve seen teams go through bad phases and turn it around.

“Who knows what’s going to happen with injuries and with how players react to the circumstances because it is the shortest long season ever with the amount of games.”