Solskjaer says top-four race will go down to the final game

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the top-four race could go down to the wire. The Red Devils have picked up 10 points since the restart and that has seen them close the gap to fourth-placed Chelsea to just two points. On the other hand, they are only three points behind third-placed Leicester City, who have won just three games since the turn of the year.

Speaking in a press conference, Solskjaer said that the final two Champions League positions could be decided on the final match day with United scheduled to face Leicester while Chelsea will take on Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are only goal difference behind the Red Devils, he told: “I think the last round is going to be vital. You’ve got Chelsea versus Wolves and us against Leicester.

“There might be a three point advantage for us or for Leicester and it’s still an important game. I can’t see the difference between us and Leicester being a lot more than three points either way, the same with Chelsea and Wolves. So it’s looking exciting, it’s in a short space of time. So many games, so lots of things can happen but, yes, I think it will go down to the last game.”

The Red Devils had gone into the coronavirus break with a 11-match unbeaten run and that has been extended to 15 matches across all competitions. They have the opportunity to extend the unbeaten streak further when they host struggling Bournemouth at Old Trafford this weekend. The Cherries beat them during the reverse fixture with a Josh King goal, but they face a big task of replicating the feat, having picked up just one point from the previous seven games. United could potentially enter into the top four with a victory this weekend, suppose Chelsea drop points against Watford at home.