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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ruled Liverpool out of the Premier League title race by insisting that it is up to him and Leicester City to keep the pressure on league leaders Manchester City.
The Red Devils don’t look like particularly realistic title contenders after another slide this weekend, with Solskjaer’s team only managing a 1-1 draw against West Brom.
Man Utd at one point looked like it might have a serious title challenge, but City’s excellent recent form has seen them rush to a seven-point lead at the top, with the benefit of a game in hand as well.
If any team is going to get City they would probably back United, although Leicester City have been strong this season as well and cannot be completely ruled out either.
Liverpool, however, are now surely out of the race to retain their crown after falling six points behind United and Leicester, and a total of 13 points behind City.
It’s hard to believe that last season’s runaway winners are already out of the race, but Solskjaer has certainly hinted that they aren’t even worth considering among the teams that can put pressure on City.
“Let’s just build momentum and win games. They [City] they are in good shape. We and Leicester have to fight ”, quotes Solskjaer BBC Sport.