‘I was losing my job yesterday… now you want to talk about the title?’: Spiky Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refuses to get drawn into Manchester United’s chances after dramatic win at West Ham followed Young Boys loss

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  • Ole Gunna Solskjaer not impressed with Man United’s strong start
  • United are the starting pace players in the league with Chelsea and Liverpool
  • They came back from the defeat of the Young Boys to claim a dramatic victory at West Hamo.
  • When asked about title chances, Solskjaer joked that he was ‘losing my job yesterday’

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to talk about Manchester United’s title chances and joked that he was ‘losing my job yesterday’ after their Champions League defeat midweek.

Solskjaer has always found himself under extreme scrutiny since taking the job at United on a full-time basis in 2019, but this summer’s signings of Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Varane and Jadon Sancho have raised expectations.

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The United boss has been warned he should be fired if he fails to deliver the silverware this season and questioned his position when United suffered a disappointing 2–1 loss to the Young Boys. had gone.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer jokes he is ‘losing his job’ before Man United beat West Ham

But the Red Devils bounced back with a dramatic 2-1 win over West Ham to maintain their stellar start in the Premier League.

The victory, which was sealed by a late Jesse Lingard strike and an injury-time penalty save from David de Gea, saw United move up to third-place level on points with Liverpool and Chelsea.

Many expected United to pose a real challenger for the title this season, but Solskjaer led the rest of the level and reminded everyone that his future was being questioned just days earlier.

United claim a dramatic win at West Ham to maintain their strong start in the Premier League

United claim a dramatic win at West Ham to maintain their strong start in the Premier League

Asked about United’s title prospects, Solskjaer replied: “You’re not going to take me on that now.”

‘It’s five games in the season. I was probably down and out and lost my job yesterday. It is the same at Man United.

‘We deserved three points. It’s hard to come here. Hopefully these points can make a difference. let’s watch [about the title] As we move to April and May.

Despite claiming three points in a tough match against a strong West Ham side, Solskjaer insists there is still room for improvement.

He added: ‘We have to defend better. We have to make it harder for us to break.

Substitute Jesse Lingard curled up with minutes into a sublime winner against his former club

Substitute Jesse Lingard curled up with minutes into a sublime winner against his former club

‘The structure for their target was wrong for whatever reason and we have to work on it.’

United had to come from behind for the win, when Saeed Benrahma’s effort conceded the opener from Varane.

Ronaldo continued his scoring streak to equalize since returning to the club, before Lingard scored a lofty individual goal with only minutes to spare.

West Ham had their last chance to steal a point when Luke Shaw was penalized for a tackle in the field, but De Gea eventually broke his penalty hoodoo to deny Mark Noble the chance and secure the win for United .

David de Gea denied Mark Noble the penalty spot to leave United with three points

David de Gea denied Mark Noble the penalty spot to leave United with three points

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