Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has instructed Manchester City they have not gained something but regardless of opening up a 10-point lead within the Premier League title race.
“I don’t think anyone would say they’re not going to go for it,” Solskjaer instructed a information convention. “We’re going to go for a win every single game we play, of course we are.
“We’re second and naturally your ambition then is to not finish any decrease than that. We’re going to must get run collectively if we’ll put strain on City and that ought to begin on Sunday [against Newcastle].”
Only twice has a team with a 10-point lead failed to win the title in the Premier League era — Manchester United in 1997-98 and Newcastle in 1995-96.
United host Newcastle on Sunday having won just one of their last five league games.
The dip in form has allowed City to move clear at the top but also put pressure on United’s place in the top four, with fifth-placed West Ham just four points behind. Liverpool, in sixth, are a further two points back.
“We cannot conceal the actual fact we have dropped off our type a bit,” Solskjaer said. “We dropped factors in opposition to Everton, Sheffield United, West Brom; factors that we really feel we deserved extra and we must always have gotten extra.”
“[Real Sociedad] was about discovering ourselves and getting the X issue again in, the brightness and the main focus so Newcastle can be a vital sport for us undoubtedly.”
The comfortable victory over Sociedad was a welcome return to form and Solskjaer has demanded a repeat against Newcastle on Sunday.
“We demand we flip up each sport and earn the appropriate to win,” Solskjaer added.
“You’ve obtained to run greater than the opposition, you have to wish to win greater than the opposition, you have to endure greater than the opposition, you have to put your physique on the road.
“Every game in the Premier League is high demand and that’s why the players are paid the money they are to perform every time they’re asked to.”