- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted Manchester United will not give up the title chase
- The United boss has promised his side will give current leaders, Man City, a run for their money
- United are occupying second place on the log with 46 points, seven behind City who still have a game in hand
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a U-turn on Man United's chances of winning the Premier League title this season, claiming his side are firmly in it.
This is despite United dropping more points against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, February 14, when they were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns.
Mbaye Diagne controversially scored the encounter's opener inside two minutes of game play before Bruno Fernandes equalised moments to the break.
However, neither side could score the winner in the second half as both teams settled for a draw.
Failure to earn maximum points against the relegation-threatened Baggies mean the Red Devils have now picked just six points from their last five league matches.
The poor run leaves them second on the log with 46 points, a massive seven behind leaders City who still have a game in hand.
However, Solskjaer still contends his wards are firmly in the title race, insisting they will not let their city rivals run away with the trophy.
Speaking after his post-match interview, Ole admitted the season is "so unpredictable" and "anything can happen." He said:
“No one will give it away this early — no one knows. This season is so unpredictable anything can happen. I’m not going to settle for second, of course we’re not."
“It is a compliment to the boys we got into the position we are now. We won’t let City run away with it, we’re playing them soon."
His fresh sentiments are a contradiction of his previous when United were held to a 3-3 draw against Everton, with the Norwegian claiming his side were never in the title race.
The Old Trafford dwellers are scheduled to take on Newcastle United in their next league match on Sunday, February 21.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool star Mohammed Salah has stated that the reigning Premier League kings will fight like champions until the end of the season.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are now 13 points behind Premier League table toppers Manchester City following their 3-1 loss to Leicester City over the weekend.
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