Ole Gunnar Solskjær believes Manchester United can go unbeaten till the tip of the season to set comfortably their longest sequence with out dropping for a decade however warned complacency may trigger them to be kicked the place “you don’t need to be”.
United are at Brighton on Tuesday the place they’ll intention to stretch their unbeaten run to 15. As they’re within the FA Cup semi-finals and the Europa League last-16 Solskjær’s aspect have doubtlessly 12 extra fixtures after Brighton and will transfer to inside two matches of equalling a 29-game undefeated run set from April to November 2010. Since then the membership’s longest sequence with out dropping was 18 matches in 2012-13.
Solskjær was requested whether or not United may end the season with out one other defeat. “The brief reply is sure however the lengthy reply is that there’s extra to it than that,” he mentioned. “Any Man United group ought to go into any recreation in opposition to any opposition believing they’ll win.”
Warning his gamers to remain targeted he added: “Complacency, that kicks you someplace you don’t need to get kicked in soccer and any recreation is a tough one.”
The house win in opposition to Sheffield United got here through an Anthony Martial hat-trick, taking him to 19 targets for the season, the identical as Marcus Rashford. But regardless of every striker’s huge enchancment, plus 18-year-old Mason Greenwood’s 12 targets, Solskjær warned he was at all times seeking to strengthen.
“You want competitors for locations at Man United,” he mentioned. “In the event you suppose you’ve received a divine proper to be enjoying each recreation and are doing so nicely that we’re not going to search for gamers to interchange you, you’re within the incorrect place.
“I’ve been right here myself for thus a few years as a striker [from 1996-2007] and Teddy Sheringham is available in, Dwight Yorke is available in, Ruud van Nistelrooy is available in, Wayne Rooney is available in. We’ve at all times received to have a look at enhancing and in the event that they don’t enhance we’d need to look some other place to get higher as a result of we have now to be higher. We’re too far-off from the place we have to be.”
Solskjær steered Angel Gomes, a 19-year-old midfielder, may go away. “You’ll be able to ask Angel why he’s not signed – but,” he mentioned. “I don’t know what the talks are behind the scenes. Angel’s a prime child. In fact there’s folks round him that advise him to do various things. If he doesn’t signal all one of the best to Angel and I’m going to comply with his profession. If he indicators for us, let’s kick on.”
United have confirmed their goalkeeper Dean Henderson’s mortgage at Sheffield United has been prolonged for the remainder of the season.