Solskjaer demands that Man United win in Leicester, despite only needing one point for the Champions League
‘It’s not job done’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demands that Manchester United go to Leicester in search of victory, despite only needing one point to secure Champions League football
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged his side to see their season at a peak
- United need a point against Leicester to confirm Champions League football
- Chelsea are also competing for a spot, as the three teams compete on the last day
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his players that it is not ‘done’ in their quest to qualify for the Champions League, saying Manchester United will aim for a win in Leicester on Sunday.
United will go to King Power Stadium, one point ahead of their opponents to avoid defeat to ensure a top-four finish and a spot back among the European elite.
But Solskjaer insists his team will still go for the win, and is wary of complacency that has reached third place with one more game to go.
“We have given ourselves a good shot at the Champions League next season, but we can’t think about the outcome,” said Solskjaer. “We just have to perform at a sufficiently high level and achieve the result.
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“We wanted to get into this position that we had to go to Leicester to beat them and we will not change our approach. We want to dominate the game and we want to go there and try to win the game.
“It is not ready. Focus and concentration are essential in football. One loss of concentration can hurt you.
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“We are going into it with a strong attitude. We have another game this season, this is a journey for this tea and this is an extra step on the journey for this team.
“We’ve come a long way mentally and shown more robustness and resilience when we lost the first goal in games. We also showed the heights when everything is flowing – I am very happy with what the development looks like. ‘
Asked if third place behind Liverpool and Manchester City would be acceptable for a club of United’s stature, Solskjaer added: ‘Let’s get this game out of the way and take third position and continue the growth and journey this team is going through.
Leicester remains desperate to reward their hard work season with a top four finish
“We’ve had a hard time this season, a few setbacks, and we’ve shown that this is a team going. If we can finish the season with a trophy in Europe and third place then we can discuss it.
“We haven’t gotten anywhere. There is one more game to show that we have become a better team and if we get a result against Leicester this trip was a good one. But this is not the end of the journey. Two teams are too far for us. We need to step it up even more.