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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United will ‘never give up’ on the possibility of a remarkable Premier League title win. If United beat Burnley on Sunday they will be eight points behind leaders Manchester City after 32 games. City are not playing in the league this weekend due to their FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea and have played a game more than United.
“Of course we’ll never give up. Man United will never, ever give up,” Solskjaer said. “This club has had too many setbacks and too many great comebacks to have it in our DNA.
“Is it realistic? No, probably not. When you have a team that is so consistent as Man City have been, you don’t expect them to lose three games of the last six. As long as we do our job, we want to finish the season strong and go one game at a time.
“You’ve got to make progress, step by step, that’s the reality. If we can manage second place and keep winning and get second, if Man City win all games and we win ours, you want to finish strongly.
“Third last year, second this, close to a trophy. It’s progress. It’s not the endgame – the endgame is winning the league. But we are not in the era of Sir Alex [Ferguson] and we’ve had a transformation period since he left. That always would happen because there was nobody better, will never be. He was the boss. He was the one who was always difficult to replace him.
“But it’s progress, step by step, and if we do that well enough, that is when you get trophies and league titles which, of course, is our ambition is for titles. Everyone knows what I am talking about. It’s step by step.”