Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refuses to get caught up in Manchester United’s title chances after West Ham’s win
‘I lost my job yesterday…now you want to talk about the title?’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refuses to get caught up in Manchester United’s chances and insists he won’t get carried away despite dramatic West Ham win
- Ole Gunna Solskjaer is not carried away by Man United’s strong start
- United are the early pace setters with Chelsea and Liverpool in the league
- They came back from the loss of Young Boys and claimed a dramatic win at West Ham
- Solskjaer joked he ‘lost my job yesterday’ when asked about title chances
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to get carried away with Manchester United’s title chances and joked that he ‘lost my job yesterday’ after their shocking Champions League defeat in midweek.
Solskjaer has always been under enormous scrutiny since joining United full-time in 2019, but the transfers of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho this summer have raised expectations.
The United boss has been warned he will have to be sacked if he fails to deliver silverware this season and his position was called into question mid-week when United suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Young Boys.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joked he was ‘losing his job’ before Man United beat West Ham
But the Red Devils recovered with a dramatic 2-1 win over West Ham to maintain their brilliant start in the Premier League.
The win, which was sealed by a late strike from Jesse Lingard and a stoppage time penalty from David de Gea, saw United move into third place on points with Liverpool and Chelsea.
Many expect United to face a real challenge to the title this season, but Solskjaer remains level-headed, reminding everyone that his future was questioned just days ago.
United claimed a dramatic win at West Ham to maintain their strong start in the Premier League
“You can’t get me with that now,” Solskjaer replied when asked about United’s title prospects.
“The season is five games. I was probably down and out and lost my job yesterday. That’s how it is at Man United.
“We deserved three points. It’s hard to get here. Hopefully these points can make all the difference. Let’s see [about the title] as we head towards April and May.’
Despite claiming three points in a difficult game against a strong West Ham team, Solskjaer insisted there is still room for improvement.
He added: ‘We need to defend better. We have to make it harder to break down.
Substitute Jesse Lingard curled into a sublime winner against his old club with minutes to go
“For their purpose, the structure was wrong for some reason and we will have to work on that.”
United had to come from behind to win after conceding the opener when Said Benrahma’s attempt bounced off Varane.
Ronaldo has continued his scoring streak since returning to the club to equalize before Lingard scored a superb individual goal with just minutes to go.
West Ham had one last chance to steal a point when Luke Shaw was penalized for handling in the area, but de Gea eventually broke his penalty hoodoo to take Mark Noble from the spot and secure victory for United .
David de Gea denied Mark Noble from the penalty spot to ensure United left with three points