Man Utd: Solskjaer given ultimatum by Dublin
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw believes it would be foolish to rule the Red Devils out of contention for the Premier League title. United are currently sat in third place in the table, just five points behind table-toppers Liverpool with a game in hand.
United are on fire at the moment and are sitting pretty in the Premier League table.
They’ve won four of their last five games, and have a game in hand over the top two.
A win in their next outing will see them leapfrog Leicester City into second.
Their recent form has been a stark improvement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who started the season poorly.
Speculation mounted on the boss, and reports claimed the Norwegian could lose his job earlier in the season if results didn’t improve.
But since then, they’ve managed to turn the tide, and haven’t lost in the league since the start of November.
United have emerged as unlikely title contenders due to their recent form, but Shaw believes they’ll have to gain some consistency if they’re to win the league.
“The way the Premier League is going at the moment, I think it would be silly to doubt us,” he said. “I think at this moment in time, it’s anyone’s really.
“The team that takes charge, goes well over the Christmas period, and wins all their games, I think have got a very good chance.
“We just need to try and get consistency in our game, because we can’t keep having one good game and dropping off and then having one bad game.
“There’s no way you can mount a title challenge like that so I think we need to keep consistency and see where it takes us.
“The Champions League really hurt, but I think performance-wise if we get that consistency, then we’ll be in a much better place than we are already. Of course, we’ve got lots to improve on, all teams do at times, but if we can keep improving and keep that consistency, I’m sure we’ll be in a much better place.”
Shaw went on to explain that he feels United need to make United a fortress and get consistent home form.
“With Old Trafford, we need to make that a stadium where people fear to come again,” he continued.
“I think teams are maybe not feeling that way anymore, especially with some of the results we’ve been having and the way we’ve even played.
“I think we do create chances and sometimes we just lack that final-third ball – that Bruno’s normally superb at – but at home we haven’t been as sharp and as good. We know we need to improve.”
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