Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has vowed to apply pressure in the Premier League title race following the team’s 3-1 win over relegation-threatened Newcastle at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Second-half goals from Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes goals secured victory after Allan Saint-Maximin had cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s fine opener – and Solskjaer refused to rule out catching their neighbours at the summit despite City’s 10-point advantage.
“I am never going to say it’s done until it’s done,” he said. “We have seen so many examples of teams that have hung in there, have kept working and have kept doing their own jobs. Something might happen. It’s not something we think about – we just think about our own performances.
“That’s the only thing we can control. We have got loads to play for, and as a team we’ve got loads to improve on.
“To build momentum by going on the pitch and playing well is important. We have had a couple of setbacks in West Brom and Sheffield United where I can sit here and explain why we did not get the points we deserved but that’s not what I want to do. For me, the boys are really focused.
“We have been good at recovering mentally and physically. It’s not easy playing Thursday night and coming back here. Maybe that’s why we needed 45 minutes to get going.”
United have only lost one of their last 19 games in the competition after losing their first three opening games in the Premier League season.