Solskjaer reveals how Manchester United can win the league this season

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Manchester United’s start to the previous campaign was a disastrous one even though United picked up form before the middle of the campaign.

Manchester United finished last season in second place, but it wasn’t easy in the beginning for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his lads.

United conceded 11 goals in three matches at the start of the campaign and gained just one point from a possible nine to start the season.

Ahead of the new season, Solskjaer has revealed that they have learnt their lessons and will hope to start the new season in better form so United can fight for the title.

Solskjaer said: “I read somewhere that Pep said you can’t win the league in the first eight games, but you can lose the chance to win it – and that’s what happened to us last season.

“I felt we lost too many points early on. From November 1 until the Leicester game in May, we only lost one league game. That was the consistency we want to see again.

“I’d rather be an optimist and be wrong, than be a pessimist and be right. Of course these boys can the title, with a maximum effort, maximum season and maximum sacrifice.

“Every day is a chance to get closer to our target – and that’s to come together as a team to give yourself a chance to win every game.

“But every day is also a chance to step backwards, so it’s down to us as a coaching staff but also the players, to keep improving.”