Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has unconvincingly claimed that Manchester United are ‘becoming more consistent’ – despite the club’s indifferent start to the new season.
United currently sit ninth in the Premier League after winning five of their opening nine fixtures, including the past three in succession following a difficult start to the campaign.
Last weekend’s 3-2 win at Southampton also saw the Red Devils claim a club record eighth consecutive away victory, with Solskjaer’s side currently five points behind leaders Tottenham with a game in hand.
Despite that impressive run, however, performances and results have fluctuated this season including a midweek home defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, with United having already lost four times at Old Trafford in all competitions this season.
Solskjaer, however, believes his side have shown signs of improved consistency in their performances of late and is keen to secure a result that moves the club closer to the top ahead of this weekend’s trip to West Ham.
“We know we’ve played a game less so moving closer to the top would be great but it’s a long season. We shown great consistency away recently and hopefully we can continue that.” Solskjaer told his pre-match press conference.
“It depends how long you want to go back. Football is a game with human beings. We’ve played great teams over the last 30 or 40 games, we are among the most consistent.
“We played well on Wednesday. We were better against Paris St-Germain than against West Brom, but we beat West Brom and lost to PSG. We’re getting less bad performances and becoming more consistent. But you can never control the result in the end, that’s controlled by fine margins.”