May 14, 2021

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Paul Pogba agrees with Solskjaer on Premier League title race

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Paul Pogba agrees with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that the Premier League title isn’t completely out of sight for Manchester United just yet.

A victory over Burnley at Old Trafford on Sunday would see United shorten the gap on leaders Manchester City to just eight points with six games remaining – which is the same position City were in when they beat United to the trophy in 2012.

City remain strong favourites to claim the title but are in a slightly rocky period of form with defeat to Leeds last week before their quadruple dreams came to an end on Sunday as Chelsea knocked them out of the FA Cup in the semi-finals.


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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that it’s unlikely his team will win the Premier League for the first time in eight-years, but has piled the pressure on the Blues by telling them: “Bigger leads have been given away.”

“Every game is important to Manchester United and we aren’t going to just give points away easily,” said Solskjaer.

“Can we catch City? Stranger things have happened in football. Bigger leads have been given away.

“Of course, they have been very strong and it’s probably too much to hope and ask for.

“But as long as we do our job then that’s the main thing. We have got to win every game in the league. We know that.

“After that we can only hope that something happens to City. We can’t control what they do. We’ve got to play it one game at a time because we’ve got some difficult matches left ourselves.”

Pogba appears to be in agreement as he hasn’t given up on winning the league either, and he is eyeing a victory against Burnley in order to close the gap on City.

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Manchester United are in the semi-finals of the Europa League after Edinson Cavani’s volley helped the Reds complete a 4-0 aggregate win over Granada and set up a last four clash against Roma.

It’s back to Premier League action this weekend when Burnley visit Old Trafford on Sunday.

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“It’s a good chance to beat them at home, definitely,” Pogba told United’s in house media.

“We want to win at home as well, for us, for the league. We want to get to being eight points from City, so I think it’s going to be an important game for us.

“They will be a difficult opponent, they always [have] been.

“Everyone knows how they play but they’re very good at it. We know we have to be careful, it won’t be easy, but we have to play our game and be dominant like we were in the other game [which United won 1-0].”

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