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The Red Devils manager foresees a tight race over Premier League title

Mon 23 November 2020 | 7:21

Manchester United boss, Solskjaer, expects his side to level up their game in the following weeks.

The Norwegian doesn’t think the 2020-21

Premier League

will be a runaway one this season.


gained the title last season by a thumping 18 points. In the Premier League 2019-20,

Man Utd

and Man City were tied by 25 points aside from the rest of the league. In 2017-18, however, Manchester United powered to the title by 19 points and

the Blues

did not mount the winning title in 2015-16.

With it being so early into the campaign, the top six in the table are only four points apart and the title holders are constantly changing.

Manchester United’s win on Saturday over West Brom put them 10th on the list and he believes the fight will be a tight one.

"The league this season is going to be inconsistent with ups and downs," he said. "It's unpredictable - we've seen some results today and it's not really settling. Like Jose said, one win moves you up the table, one defeat moves you closer to the bottom.”

He continued: "It's very tight, it's very early on and points are more important than performances sometimes."

United defeating

the Throstles

, being their first home win this season, has put their coach on ease.

“Well it's important to get the first win at home," the Norwegian said. "I think a lot has been said and written about it and I think you could see towards the end we were a bit edgy that we needed to hang on to this win. We could have, probably should have, scored a couple more goals to make it an easier finish. At 1-0 you're never sure and it's a tight call both ways.”

He added: “It's always tense and it's fine margins. I'm delighted with the clean sheet and we could have made it more comfortable but the international breaks never help.

“Three points, home win, no more talk about that but we need to keep consistent performances, better performances than this,” he said. “We know that. If we want to move up the table, we have to play better.”

source: SportMob