Ole Gunnar Solskjaer issues Manchester United rallying cry

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer issues Manchester United rallying cry as he demands his side ‘earn the right’ to beat Newcastle by ‘wanting it more’

  • Manchester United are 10 points behind rivals City in Premier League title race
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side welcome Newcastle to Old Trafford on Sunday 
  • Manager has urged his side to show they ‘want it more’ than the opposition  

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has delivered a rallying cry to his Manchester United players, urging them to show they ‘want it more’ than Newcastle. 

Sunday’s late kick-off sees United welcome Steve Bruce’s side to Old Trafford with the hosts trailing rivals Manchester City by 10 points in the title race. 

Solskjaer wants to see United prove their motivation and desire matches that of the Magpies, who are fighting to stave off relegation. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called on Manchester United to show more desire than Newcastle

United come into Sunday’s late kick off after an impressive win over Real Sociedad

He told the club’s website: ‘Every game in the Premier League is difficult. You’ve got to earn the right. 

‘You’ve got to do it by your quality but first of all the attitude. 

‘Run more than them, want it more than them and we’ve got players who have got the quality, so hopefully we can take the chances.’

United come into the game with plenty of momentum following their 4-0 Europa League last-32 first-leg win over Real Sociedad on Thursday. 

Solskjaer added: ‘Thursday night was perfect for us. We gave minutes to the ones that needed minutes, we got good confidence from the performance.

‘The forwards scored goals – Dan [James], Marcus [Rashford], Bruno [Fernandes] scored two goals. I think we’ve found a way of playing when the spaces are there for us. 

‘I think we were good at finding the spaces. When they give you the space in behind, why not take it?’

United’s title chances seem slim but there is a realistic opportunity for silverware in both the Europa League and FA Cup. 

Solskjaer added: ‘Of course a trophy is always what you’re aiming for. You want to win every single competition – FA Cup, Europa League, every game you play, the Premier League.

‘And that’s the ultimate challenge and a test for a team: to go all the way.’

Solskjaer’s side are hanging on to faint title chances but have opportunities for silverware


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