Solskjaer plays down importance of Leicester class: ‘It’s just the next game’

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has played down the importance of the club’s last Premier League match against Leicester City. United will need one point to secure a return to the Champions League next season. However, Solskjaer believes that his journey at United will continue regardless of the result of the match-up against Leicester.

“We’ve not ended up anywhere yet,” Solskjaer looked ahead to the game. “If we get a result against Leicester I think people will say we’ve not had a bad journey this season. But whatever happens, it won’t be the end of the journey because we’ve still got some catching up to do on the two teams ahead of us.”

“If you want to be part of Manchester United you have to get used to pressure in the final match of the season. It’s nothing new, it’s what this club has been built on. We have given ourselves a fantastic chance to end the season on a high, and now it’s up to us to take it.”

“It’s not the most important game of the season, it’s just the next game, and you can ask anyone in football, the next game is always the most important. The result won’t define our season because we’ve already had many defining moments this season. Bruno Fernandes coming in made a massive difference, and I think our overall fitness and mental robustness is so much better now than it was last season.”