Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his Manchester United players to put their bodies on the line and put a good run of results together in order to try and close the gap to Manchester City.
Next up for United is a home clash against Newcastle United and, after dropping more points in the league against West Brom last time out, the Norwegianknows they can’t afford to drop any more.
Aftering being asked if he had conceded the title to City at this stage, Solskjaer told reporters: “I don’t think anyone would say they’re not going to go for it. We’re going to go for a win every single game we play, of course we are.
“But, whatever other teams do, City, Liverpool, Leicester, Chelsea, Tottenham, West Brom, whoever – we can’t control that.
“We just have to control ourselves, we are in the position we are, we’re second and of course your ambition then is to not end any lower than that. We’re going to have to get a good run togetherif we’re going to put pressure on City and that should start on Sunday.”
The United manager said: “Of course it’s relentless. Of course we demand we turn up every game and earn the right to win – you’ve got to run more than the opposition, you’ve got to want to win more than the opposition, you’ve got to suffer more, put your body on the line.
“Every game in the Premier League is high demand and that’s why the players are paid the money they are to perform every time they’re asked to. We ask for relentlessness and attitude every single game.”
Paul Pogba is still ruled out with a thigh injury andis expected to remain sidelined until the end of the month.
Edinson Cavani and Donny van de Beek, meanwhile, “have a chance” of featuring against Newcastleand will be assessed before Saturday’s match at Old Trafford. Phil Jones remains out although Scott McTominay willbe assessed after he was taken offduring the win over Real Sociedad.
Source : goal.com