Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed his team to catch up with the top 4 sooner than he had expected.
“I feel it’s very [well] equipped,” Solskjaer said of the squad’s strength heading into February. We’ve had now six weeks together. We’ve found out what strengths, weaknesses we’ve got. I think we’ve risen to most of the challenges, maybe of course the setback of the two Burnley goals we conceded, maybe they will make us move to the next level because I think we’ve given ourselves a chance now to get into the top four maybe earlier than we thought. It’s not too many games, there’s still a week between every single one of them but it’s tough opposition. Definitely.”
“You start with this game against Leicester, Fulham away as well is also a tough one. Then you’ve got the three big ones you can call it, with PSG, Chelsea and Liverpool after each other. Then a very hard one, when you think you’ve done with those three, with Palace away. So it’s a tough month – but we’re ready. I’ve got a big squad, it’s only Marcos Rojo now who’s out for a period, the rest are fit and available.”