Ole Gunnar Solskjaer vows Manchester United fresh for Leicester. They only need a draw from Leicester to secure Champions league spot.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has vowed his side will be “100-per-cent fresh” to take on Leicester in their Champions League ‘play-off’ on the final day of the Premier League season.
Mason Greenwood’s second-half strike ensured United moved into the top four with a 1-1 draw with West Ham, but it was a below-par display from Solskjaer’s men at Old Trafford.
After seeing a 19-match unbeaten run come to an abrupt halt in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea, United looked fatigued and short on ideas in the second period against the Hammers.
However, the result means a draw on Sunday at Leicester will guarantee a top-four spot for United, regardless of what happens in Chelsea’s game against Wolves at Stamford Bridge.
“We’ve not been dealt the best of hands with the recovery times in the last couple of weeks but that’s because we’ve been in the FA Cup,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.
“That’s how it is but we’ve got three days now… the extra day before Sunday will make us 100-per-cent fresh. We’ve given ourselves a great opportunity. We wanted to give ourselves the chance to head there and get into the Champions League by beating them.”
“Now, we’d be OK with a draw, but we’ll be going there to win. You’ll prepare as you always do to go and win the game.”
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