Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refuses to be drawn on Liverpool title battle

Man Utd v Wolves: Match in pictures

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to be drawn into talk surrounding a Premier League title battle with bitter rivals Liverpool. United are just two points behind reigning champions Liverpool following Tuesday’s late 1-0 win over Wolves at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford’s stoppage-time winner was enough to see off Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

United end 2020 on a rich vein of form in the Premier League, building hope that they can win their first top-flight title since 2013.

But when asked if the win over Wolves was the performance of champions, Solskjaer insisted his side must not get carried away with recent results.

“Well we just focus on the next game,” the Norwegian told Amazon Prime Video.

“I’m very, very boring but we cannot get too far ahead of ourselves.

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“We’ve got to a decent position at the moment but we’re not even halfway. So there’s a long, long way to go.”

Rashford’s late effort deflected cruelly off Wolves defender Romain Saiss.

Solskjaer says he told his players earlier in the campaign he wants to win more tight games like the one at Old Trafford.

He added: “It’s a point we brought up earlier in the season – we have to win more points later in games.

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“Now I feel the players are mentally and physically more robust to be able to do it.”

Meanwhile, Rashford agrees with his manager that it is far too early to be talking of a title challenge.

“For us, we can’t look too far ahead,” the England star said.

“We are a team that is still doing a lot of work on ourselves. To be looking at the table so early is stupid. We have to take it one game at a time.”

Rashford was delighted to finally get the winning goal after a difficult night against Wolves.

“It’s the deciding goal,” he said.

“Probably not the most beautiful goal but we’ll take that and the three points and move on.

“Today was a tough game, we expected a tough game. At the end of the day we managed to get over the line.

“It means a lot. We were a bit disappointed that we didn’t play as well as we could have but at the end of the day it’s three points. No matter how scrappy, we’ll take them.”

Wolves boss Nuno says his side must bounce back as soon as possible after the late heartache. 

The Portuguese said: “This is football and a learning process. It’s cruel in the moment but you can’t stay feeling sorry. You have to move forward

“We created chances. Sometimes we should finish more.”

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