Solskjaer aiming to win third place after Martial leads the way with hat-trick

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects his Manchester United to bring the fight to Leicester City and Chelsea as they target a third place finish after beating Sheffield United (3-0). The Red Devils moved within two points of fourth placed Chelsea after Anthony Martial scored a hat-trick on Wednesday.

After the game Solskjaer was all smiles. “At times it was very, very good football we could and should have scored more goals to put the game to bed before half time,” the Norwegian said. “It’s always worrying going into half time knowing you should have scored [more] goals the way we controlled the game, pressed and stopped them playing.”

The win also puts Manchester United six points from third-placed Leicester City. Solskjaer admits he is still confident United could reach the top three. “I have never said fourth is our aim. We want to win, we want to go up to third, of course we want to,. Hopefully we can count the points and only have two teams ahead of us at the end.”

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