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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer excludes Manchester United from title race


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed Manchester United “shouldn’t even be considered a title hunter” after his side succumbed to a last-minute equalizer in a 3-3 draw with Everton on Saturday night.

The Red Devils are currently second in the Premier League table, but could drop eight points behind leaders Manchester City if the Citizens win their two games in hand.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Solskjaer has excluded his team from the title race | Sam Bagnall – AMA / Getty Images

Solskjaer later ruled out Man Utd’s chances of overtaking city rivals this season, saying he and his players “aren’t talking about winning titles” and “shouldn’t be seen” as potential trophy hunters. .

“We’re not talking about winning titles,” Solskjaer said. “We’ve come a long way, this team.

“We shouldn’t even be considered title hunters. It’s more talk than you (the media) say.

“We have to be better as a team and see where we are. In the future, we must stop conceding easy goals.

Man Utd nearly equalized the points with Man City on Saturday night, entering the final seconds of their clash against Everton with a narrow 3-2 lead in hand. But the hosts were stunned in the 95th minute when poor set-up of a free kick saw Dominic Calvert-Lewin strike home an equalizer at the last minute, costing Solskjaer’s side two vital points.

The Norwegian coach was frustrated at the final whistle, lamenting his “disappointing” players for allowing the Toffees to score three goals on three shots on target.

“We played good football in the second half, but we conceded three goals on three shots on target. When we do that, it’s disappointing.

David De Gea, Victor Lindeloef
Man United conceded a last-minute equalizer to Everton | Pool / Getty Images

“I wouldn’t blame anyone on the goals, but we know we could have done better as a team on each of them.

“The results set the mood, the last kick of the ball makes us go home really disappointed. We lost two points on a long uphill stroke that we should have defended.