CM – Why Man United can still cause problems with Man City in the Premier League title race

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But today’s win over Burnley would narrow the gap to noisy Manchester United neighbors to eight points, with six games left from the Premier League season.

Manchester City are The elected champion for weeks, but Solskjaer only has to look back on the records of his own club – and two famous title failures – to know that he is not just indulging in wishful thinking.

Take the 1997/98 season, in which Alex Ferguson’s men were eight points ahead of Arsenal with nine games to go.

But in the next six games they drew against Liverpool and Newcastle United and lost to the Gunners, who won the title by one point and also collected the double.

In the 2011/12 season they were eight games from City, eight points from the end, but lost to Wigan Athletic, parted with Everton 4: 4 and were in the penultimate Sp iel of the season beat City on Etihad 1-0.

In the last game of the season they beat Sunderland 1-0 and thought for a few minutes that they had actually achieved Ferguson’s 13th triumph.

Sergio Aguero scored the winner in a 3-2 win over QPR that earned City and manager Roberto Mancini the prem crown for the first time.

Now Solskjaer has his eyes on repayment for this moment and insists that his ambitions not just an escape of the imagination.

United is almost certain to finish second, but he knows that beating Sean Dyche’s side on the other side of town where a third title in four years is for Pep Guardiola almost self-evident, can lead to uncertainty.

The same way was also talked about Liverpool in the new year 2019, which had a lead of nine points but was eventually caught by City.

The Old Trafford- Chef stated: « Every game is for Manchester He is important to United and we will not simply award points. « 

 » Can we catch City? Stranger things have happened in football. Bigger leads were given.

« Of course they were very strong and it’s probably too much to hope and ask about.

 » We have to win every game in the league. We know that. After that, we can we just hope something happens to City.

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« We can’t control what they’re doing. We have to play it one game at a time because we still have some difficult games ahead of us.

Solskjaer speaks with the optimism of a manager who has seen that his team has only lost one league game out of the last 25.

And who can point to the teenage Mason Greenwood as someone who might have found his mojo just in time for a potentially dramatic run-in. </ p Long considered a future superstar by the time he got through the ranks, the 19-year-old appeared lost after being ashamed on his first trip to England last September.

Him and Phil Foden were sent home for inviting two women into their hotel room, breaking Covid-19 restrictions in Reykjavik after they both won 1-0.

Greenwood’s City sinner Foden has had predictions correct since then exp ies that he was a fabulous talent too.

He was re-admitted to the Southgate camp, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win over Iceland while the United player was promoted to England’s U21 side

Nevertheless, he goes into the fight with Burnley, who has scored three goals in his last five appearances, and again plays with the exuberance of youth.

Solskjaer (inset) emphasized: « He has this difficult one Got through phase as a stronger person and better player.

« His consistency is getting better and he’ll score more goals, that’s for sure.

Greenwood is seen by many at Old Trafford as the center-forward of the club of the future, though he’s slim and less than two meters tall.

Solskjaer says: « Maybe he can play as a central striker in the future, but I still think that will be a few more years. »

« Im Right now I think Mason is better suited to play that big role in Ta to fall, find space and run after.

« I don’t want him to be with his back to the goal and two center-backs on his back.

 » I think we found a good way to get him but it could end up as No. 9. « 

The Uruguayan may decide to leave this summer, but he has done a lot to help Greenwood.

 » But Mason and Edi have a very good one good relationship established. I can see that Edi appreciates Mason’s talent, hunger and willingness to learn.

« It’s like talking about Alex Ferguson as a manager. If I couldn’t learn from him, there was no point in ins Management to go.

« If Mason, Marcus and Anthony can’t learn from Edinson, they can’t learn from anyone. He is a very good example for each and every one of them. “

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