Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his verdict on the title race after United were held to a stalemate by a resolute West Brom side.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to concede the Premier League title race despite seeing Manchester United’s challenge falter again at the Hawthorns.
The Red Devils are now seven points behind Manchester City having played one more game.
United were expected to win against West Brom but the Magpies had other plans and held on for a precious point.
Solskjaer wouldn’t give up a week after saying his team shouldn’t even have been considered contenders.
“I said we shouldn’t be talked about,” said the United boss to the club’s website.
“It’s a compliment for the boys that we got into position we are now.”
“We won’t let them (City) run away with it. We’re playing them soon, and we’re not giving it away early. This season is so unpredictable, of course we aren’t going to settle for second.”
“It’s disappointing. We are in desperate need for three points and we’ve come away with two points less than we wanted to. We need to move up the table and you don’t do that by getting one point.”
Solskjaer questioned whether Mbaye Diagne’s opening goal should have stood. The United boss compared the Senegal striker’s challenge on Victor Lindelof to the goal Harry Maguire had ruled out against Burnley last month.
“It is more of a foul than what Harry gave away against Burnley, put it that way,” he added.
“If there is any consistency that is a foul as well.”