The Red Devils boss can’t seem to figure it out, because after every win he says they have a chance and every time they drop points he says they don’t not in title image

Following their 3-1 win over Newcastle United on Sunday, which was a bit trickier than expected, Solskjaer has insisted they are still in the title race despite being 10 points behind the leaders and rivals of Crosstown, Manchester City

“I will never say it’s done until it’s done,” said Solskjaer “We’ve seen so many examples of teams hanging on there, kept working and kept doing their own work Something could happen It’s not something we think about – we just think about our own performance It’s the only thing we can control We’ve got a lot to play, and as as a team, we have a lot to improve

“It’s important to build momentum by going on the pitch and playing well We had some setbacks at West Brom and Sheffield United where I can sit here and explain why we didn’t get the points that we deserved but that’s not what I want to do For me the boys are really focused We have recovered well mentally and physically It’s not easy to play Thursday night and come back here Maybe that’s why that it took us 45 minutes to start “

Listen, while they haven’t really set the world on fire this season, United are 14 points better this season than they were at this point last season

They’ve also lost only once in their last 19 Premier League games (a shocking home loss to Sheffield United) and that sort of slipped under the radar

You can see why Solskjaer is minimizing his title chances and the wait levels are way too high at Old Trafford if you look at the actual squad of players they have. But with a Manchester Derby v Man City in a few weeks, a win in this game will give them hope

We all know City are on an incredible winning streak, but there’s no doubt that Pep Guardiola and everyone connected with City will prioritize winning the UEFA Champions League this season, and he could do turn the players around the derby

Even if United did win the derby, as they have done on several occasions in recent seasons, they would still need City to slip at least three more times in the last 13 games of the season and it doesn’t seem just not event And even if you look at the remaining games this season for City and United, the Red Devils have a much tougher schedule

Still, a second place finish and a marked improvement in points earned should be considered a successful season for United even if they did not make the title race

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