Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has admitted it would be ‘stupid’ for players to think they are in a Premier League title race at this point in the season, despite having reached the second up in the wake of Tuesday’s late victory over Wolves.
United struggled to get into the tight competition at Old Trafford and Wolves created more clear chances, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side held on where they could have faded before and that is Rashford who appeared with the winner deflected in the 93rd minute.
With Leicester held by Crystal Palace 24 hours earlier and Everton’s midweek game postponed due to Manchester City’s coronavirus outbreak, United moved the pair up to second place.
In the same number of games – until Liverpool play on the pitch against Newcastle on Wednesday night – United are only two points behind the leaders and still haven’t quite hit their best form yet.
United have not been in a Premier League title race since their last win in 2012/13 and Rashford is playing down their strong position now as they are still less than halfway through the campaign.
“We can’t look too far ahead of us,” Rashford said Amazon prime.
“We’re a team that is still working a lot on ourselves and looking at the table so early in the season is a bit stupid of us. We have to play one game at a time and if we can continue to find ways to win like that, we will see where we are at the end of the season. “
Solskjaer echoed comments from his top scorer by insisting it was too early to talk about the title.
“We’re just focusing on the next game. I’m very, very boring, “United boss also said. Amazon prime.
“We cannot be too far ahead on ourselves. We’re in a decent position right now, but we’re not even halfway [through the season], so it’s a very long way to go.
“We didn’t perform as well as we wanted but we won a game against a very difficult team to face. This is my league’s first victory against them. It’s a big step forward that you don’t take, but win anyway.
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