EPL: Solskjaer explains why the slow start to the season will not count


Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that the slow start of the season will not count against his club because the winner cannot be predicted now.

The Red Devils lost a couple of games at the start of the season and going into Sunday’s game against Arsenal, they were not anywhere close to the top but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called for calm.

He is confident that this season’s challenge is going to be different from what has been experienced in recent years, dismissing any form of dominance by any team.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists the race will be tight and unpredictable until the last games of the season.

“It’s going to be tighter and a lot more unpredictable.

“I don’t think you will see anyone running away with it, quite a few teams are going to be in with a chance. It is going to be a long season with a lot of games, based on very short rest after the end of last season.

“Every manager is going on about the same thing, the importance of looking after the players. I don’t want to predict how many points will be necessary to win the title this season but you can see already that records are unlikely to be broken” he says.

Man United have won two from their last five Premier League games but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful that his team still stands the chance to be called contenders after saying that nobody can win the title after the first eight games of the season.

Meanwhile, it would have been a different positive story for the Red Devils if the stadiums were not empty, according to Man United manager.

Despite recording a slow start in the Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team have maintained a 100 percent record in the Champions League.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.