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Manchester United fans will be happy about this statement made by their interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Red Devils are two years away from being Premier League title contenders but do not need a squad overhaul to get there, says their former striker and present manager. United have won nine of 10 games in all competitions since Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho in December. They are currently fifth in the Premier League table, 14 points behind rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.

“We’re too far behind this year, obviously,” said Solskjaer. “You’ve got to catch up with the other teams ahead of us, especially City, Liverpool but now Tottenham – they’re really in the running as well. “Two years’ time is long enough, but also short enough to say that we’ve got the possibility to make a big difference in our preparation, in everything.

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The 45-year-old Norwegian, who won the Premier League manager of the month award for January, said he already had a “picture” of how he thinks “this Manchester United team will look in a couple of years”, even if he does not get the on a permanent basis. When asked how many players the club would need to sign to challenge for the title, Solskjaer said: “It is about who we’ve got here as well.

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Soccer – Premier League – Cardiff City v Manchester United – Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Britain – December 22, 2018 Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard as assistant coach Mike Phelan looks on Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

“If every single player can improve by 1-2% it is not about X amount of players. “It’s not just buy a superstar and that will fix things and suddenly we go from challenging to be among the top four to being champions.”

The former striker added that he hoped United, who face Fulham at 12:30 GMT on Saturday, will be ready to contend for the title next year.

“I came in from Molde, they were 10th in 2010, and in 2011 we won the league, so you can never say never,” he said.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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PSG vs Man Utd: Maguire, Cavani, Greenwood out of Champions League clash

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The Manchester United squad have travelled to Paris without Edinson Cavani, Harry Maguire, Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly.

They will all miss their first Champions League group game against Paris Saint-Germain.

Maguire, Greenwood, Bailly and Lingard are injured, while Cavani is not fit enough to play.

Bruno Fernandes will skipper United in the absence of Maguire.

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United manager Solskjaer said on Monday: “We hope the players won’t be away for too long. Edinson needs a few more days training before we can think about the weekend.

“Hopefully the same with Harry, Eric and Mason as well, but we’re not sure about that.”

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BREAKING: Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

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Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19, Portugal’s Federation confirmed on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old is said to be “doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation”, with no further positive tests reported in the squad ahead of Wednesday’s Nations League match against Sweden.

The PFF confirmed in a statement: “Following the positive case, the remaining players underwent new tests this Tuesday morning, all with a negative result, and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon, in Cidade do Futebol.

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“The game (against Sweden), counting for the qualification phase of the Nations League, is scheduled for Wednesday, at 19:45, in Alvalade.”

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