Solskjaer ‘delighted’ with Man Utd ‘development’ ahead of final day

Date published: Friday 24th July 2020 10:56

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is raring to go as Man Utd prepare for their Champions League showdown with top-four rivals Leicester.

Having endured their worst start to a season in the Premier League era, the Red Devils head into the final weekend of the season in third spot after an unconvincing 1-1 draw with West Ham saw them jump up from fifth.

Leicester fell into that position as a result of that midweek result and the King Power Stadium is set for a mouth-watering encounter on Sunday, when Man Utd will seal a top-four finish if they avoid defeat.

“We’re looking forward to the game, we’ve given ourselves a good chance of being in the Champions League next year but we can’t go into a game thinking about what the outcome can be,” Solskjaer said.

“We’ve just got to go and perform and perform at a high enough level and standard so we can get a result.

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“We want to go there and dominate the game. We wanted to get this position to be able to go to Leicester and having to beat them and we’re not going to change our approach.

“We want to go there and try and win the game.”

Solskjaer will give Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly as much time as they can to prove their fitness for Sunday’s match, with Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe the only definite absentees.

“Focus and concentration is very, very vital in football,” Solskjaer said. “When you play against quality teams, quality players, one lapse of concentration can hurt you.

“We’re going to go into it with a strong frame of mind. It’s not job done, we have got to this point and we have one more game in this season.

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“That’s this season, this is a journey for this team. This is one extra step on the journey for this team, which we’ve come a long way.

“Mentally I think we’ve shown more robustness, resilience, when we’ve lost the first goal in games, for example, but we’ve also shown the heights when everything’s flowing, which you can’t expect every time.

“I’m delighted with how the development looks.”

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