Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends warning to Leicester and Chelsea. Manchester United are targeting a top-three finish for Premier League 2019-20.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he wants his players to push for a top-three finish after they sent a message to their rivals with a convincing 3-0 win over Sheffield United.
Before the match, the Blades boasted the second-best defensive record in the league. But without the ineligible Dean Henderson, United were in rampant mood as Anthony Martial scored his first hat-trick for the club.
While in midfield, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes started alongside each other for the first time and combined to dominate the middle of the park.
United remain in fifth but are just two points behind Chelsea and six away from Leicester. Chelsea host Manchester City on Thursday evening in a match which could see Liverpool win the title.
But Solskjaer’s focus is on finishing in the top four to qualify for the Champions League and he has set his players the target of surpassing the two clubs above them.
Solskjaer said: “I’ve never said fourth is our aim. We want to go up to third. But we have to focus on each game as it comes and there’s two cups for us there as well.