Ole Gunnar Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made light of the recommendation that Manchester United are Premier League title competitors in front of their excursion to Leicester on Boxing Day.
United’s 6-2 destruction of Leeds in the Premier League last Sunday put Solskjaer’s side simply a point behind second-set Leicester and five points unfastened of leaders Liverpool with a game close by on the two groups.
It is as close as they have been to the top of table at Christmas since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, but despite being unbeaten in seven league matches and having won all six of their away games, Solskjaer says the possibility of becoming champions for the first time since 2013 is not being discussed.
Asked how the club deals with talk of being title contenders, the United boss said:
“There’s noise around Manchester United anyway, so for us it’s about improving as a team and taking one game at a time, we have to. That’s the name of the game and that’s the only way you will challenge for anything at the end of a season anyway.
“It isn’t something we talk about. The lone thing we talk about and center around is improving each day, and figuring out how to manage certain circumstances. Right now we’re getting acclaim and that is something else to figure out how to manage.”