MORNING, UNITED FANS.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes United’s five festive Prem games will decide if they are title challengers.
United could go fifth if they win well at bottom side Sheffield United tonight, although striker Edinson Cavani is a fitness doubt.
Boss Solskjaer said: “This period is going to be vital.
“I’d be disappointed if the players didn’t think we can put a challenge up. At the moment, anything goes in the league.
“I feel we’re getting better but we have to improve quite a bit to take that next step as well.”
United have four wins and a draw from their last five Prem matches – but speculation about Paul Pogba’s future is revving up again.
Juventus are reportedly in talks with their former midfielder’s agent Mino Raiola, who recently suggested Pogba’s time at Old Trafford could be running out.
Meanwhile, United are said to be in touch with Dayot Upamecano’s agent.
But the France centre-back, also linked with Bayern Munich and Arsenal, is still tipped to stay with RB Leipzig until at least next summer.
Solskjaer has confirmed he might loan out Brandon Williams next month but said of the full-back’s recent form in training: “I think he’s now coming back to more like himself.”
United target Hakan Calhanoglu is closing in on a new AC Milan contract.
The Turkey midfielder’s agent held a meeting with the Serie A leaders yesterday.
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