‘Never give up’ is part of United’s DNA: Solskir

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the passion Manchester United showed in coming down 2-0 to beat Atlanta 3-2 in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday is part of their DNA.

After a series of disappointing results in the Premier League, the victory eased the pressure on United’s Norwegian manager.

He is five points ahead of leader Chelsea ahead of this weekend’s game and will face a formidable clash with Form Liverpool on Sunday.

Liverpool, the only unbeaten team in the league, could increase their lead over United by seven points if they win.

However, Solskjaer was heartbroken by Wednesday’s win, which saw superstar Cristiano Ronaldo move towards the winner nine minutes later.

“That’s what we’ve done at the club a lot,” Solesker said.

“It’s in our DNA. It’s ‘Never Go In’, (a title) of Sir Alex’s documentary. Our fans expect us to do our best all the time.”

“If you do it with the quality of the players here, you can win games.

“Sometimes you can lose a game, but if you give it your all, it’s a team.

“Hopefully this is the end of a bad time for us. Teams always go through bad minutes and good teams come together.”

Solskir has concerns over the fitness of Bruno Fernandez, Fred and Marcus Rashford as United try to restart their title campaign.

Defeats to Aston Villa and Leicester and a home draw with Everton pushed them away from the title race.

Solskjیرr says losing to Liverpool will be a big challenge to close the gap of seven points, although it is at the beginning of the campaign.

“Staying seven points behind would be a huge distance,” Solsker said.

“There is a point in between, but we are very early in the season and every point is just as important.

“We saw last season that every team goes through a bad spell.

“You can’t talk about title contenders right now, but we are chasing Liverpool and we know we have to improve and reach their level in the last four years.”





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