‘It’s not job done’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demands Manchester United go to Leicester in search of victory despite needing just one point to secure Champions League football
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged his side to see out their season on a high
- United need a point against Leicester to confirm Champions League football
- Chelsea are also vying for a spot, as the three teams battle out on the final day
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his players that it isn’t ‘job done’ in their quest for Champions League qualification, and says Manchester United will chase a win at Leicester on Sunday.
United go to the King Power Stadium a point ahead of their opponents needing to avoid defeat to be sure of a top-four finish and a place back among Europe’s elite.
But Solskjaer insists that his team will still go for victory, and is wary of complacency having reached third place with one game left.
‘We’ve given ourselves a good chance of the Champions League next season but we can’t go in thinking about the outcome,’ said Solskjaer. ‘We’ve just got to perform at a high enough level and get the result.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go up against Brendan Rodgers in the battle for a top four finish
‘We wanted to get to this position of having to go to Leicester to beat them and we’re not going to change our approach. We want to dominate game and we want to go there and try and win the game.
‘It’s not job done. Focus and concentration is vital in football. One lapse of concentration can hurt you.
United have been in blistering form since football’s return, but have faltered in recent weeks
‘We’re going into it with a strong frame of mind. We have one more game this season, this is a journey for this tea and this is one extra step on the journey for this team.
‘We’ve come a long way mentally and shown more robustness and resilience when we’ve lost the first goal in games. We’ve also shown the heights when everything’s flowing – I’m delighted with how the development looks.’
Asked if third place behind Liverpool and Manchester City would be acceptable for a club of United’s stature, Solskjaer added: ‘Let’s get this game out of the way and get third position and continue the growth and journey this team is on.
Leicester remain desperate to reward their season of hard work with a top four finish
‘We’ve had some hard times this season, some setbacks, and we’ve shown this is a team going places. If we can finish the season with a trophy in Europe and third place we can discuss it then.
‘We’ve not ended up anywhere yet. There’s one more game to show we’ve become a better team and if we get a result against Leicester, this journey has been a good one. But this is not the end of the journey. There are two teams too far ahead of us. We have to step it up even more.