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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rules Liverpool out of title race after Manchester United falter against West Brom


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side dropped further ground in the title race (Picture: SkySports)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appeared to rule Liverpool out of the Premier League title race after his side dropped further ground on leaders Manchester City.

The Red Devils were held to a costly 1-1 draw against West Brom, meaning they’ve now accumulated just 10 points from their last seven matches in the league.

That leaves United seven points behind Pep Guardiola’s side, who have a game in hand on their city rivals at the top of the league.

City are now overwhelming favourites to win the title for the third time in four years but Solskjaer says it’s up to United and Leicester to put the pressure on Guardiola’s side, meaning the Norwegian does not feel Liverpool can retain their crown.

United are seven points behind City (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Asked how his side must respond after the draw against West Brom, Solskjaer said: ‘Lets build momentum, win games and put Manchester City under pressure.

‘They’re in great form but we’re not going to give it away, of course.

‘It looks like us and Leicester need to put up a fight.’

Despite their fading hopes, Solskjaer is refusing to give up on the title.

United face City at the Etihad in early March and Solskjaer says they need to win that game to have any chance of lifting the title.

‘I said we shouldn’t be talked about [in the title race],’ said Solskjaer.

‘It’s a compliment for the boys we got into position we are now. We won’t let them [Manchester City] run away with it – we’re playing them soon.

‘We’re not giving it away early – no we’re not.’


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