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Manchester United head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is remaining humble when talking about Manchester United’s title chances after their dramatic late win at West Ham.

He joked that he had “lost his job yesterday” after their midweek disappointing 2-1 defeat to Young Boys in the Champions League.

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His team went into Sunday’s match, September 19 at London Stadium under pressure but bounced back with a drama-filled 2-1 victory to stay level on points with Chelsea and Liverpool at the top of Premier League.

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United’s fine start to the season buoyed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival has raised hopes among the fans of a Premier League title challenge but Solskjaer, is remaining level-headed reminding reporters that some people were calling for his sack a few days ago.

 

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“You’re not gonna get me on that one now,” he replied when asked about his side’s title prospect”.

 

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“It’s five games into the season. I was probably down and out and lost my job yesterday. That’s the way it is at Man United.

 

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“We deserved three points. It’s a hard place to come, here. Hopefully these points can make a difference. Let’s see [about the title] when we get towards April and May.”

 

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Reflecting on the game itself, Solskjaer said there was room for improvement.

 

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“We have to defend better,” Solskjaer added. “We have to make it harder to break us down. For their goal the structure was wrong for whatever reason and we’ll have to work on it.”

 

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Speaking about Lingard who scored a goal for his side, Solksjaer said;

“Jesse was quite clear he wants to fight for his place and be part of a Man United team that is going places,” Solskjaer added.

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“I can’t speak for Jesse now but he’s really contributing. He’ll play on Wednesday as I’ll make a few changes.”

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