Solskjaer plays down Man United title talk after Wolves win

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has moved to temper expectations when it comes to a title challenge for Man United after they moved up to 2nd in the Premier League.

Solskjaer plays down Man United title talk after Wolves win

Man United edge past Wolves

Manchester United faced off with Wolves on Tuesday evening.

The Red Devils headed into the tie in solid form, unbeaten in their prior five league outings.

However, United haven’t looked great at home in the Premier League this term, barring a recent 6-1 drubbing of Leeds of course.

And, in truth, the Manchester giants were largely disappointing against Wolves. They still eventually managed to come away with a key 1-0 win, though, thanks to an injury-time strike from Marcus Rashford:

Solskjaer plays down title talk

Their latest result has vaulted United up into 2nd place in the English top-flight table, just two points adrift of leaders Liverpool.

The Reds are also a point clear of 3rd-placed Leicester, over whom they hold a game in hand.

As such, the club’s fans could be forgiven for feeling that their side are very much in the thick of the Premier League title race.

Following United’s win over Wolves, however, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has moved to temper expectations when it comes to a potential title challenge, assuring that it is too early to call:

“There is no title race after 15 games. You can lose the chance of being in a race. But play another 15, get to 30, then maybe we can start talking about a title race. March, April. But the belief is there. We have shown we can win away anywhere.”

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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