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Solskjaer suggests 'improving' Man Utd could be a 'title contender' with three new players

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that ‘improving’ Manchester United could be a ‘title contender’ with the addition of three new players.

United currently sit fifth in the Premier League and three points adrift of the Champions League places, though their hopes of a return to Europe’s elite were boosted by a 2-1 victory over rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The victory extended the club’s unbeaten run to ten fixtures in all competitions and the Red Devils have impressed in recent weeks, mid-season signing Bruno Fernandes having lifted the club and starred since his January arrival from Sporting Lisbon.

United’s run of form has raised optimism and the club are also in the latter stages of both the Europa League and FA Cup, having also been handed favourable draws against LASK and Norwich respectively.

Solskjaer believes his side are ‘improving all the time’ and suggested United may not be far from a potential title challenge, insisting three additions of the required quality could see his side begin to compete with the likes of City and league leaders Liverpool.

“We feel we are improving all the time,” said Solskjaer, as per ESPN. “We know we lack one, two, three players to be considered a title contender and some experience and we know that.

“We are just going to start talking about going up the table, getting more points.

“Chelsea and Leicester are too far ahead for my liking.”

United return to action when they travel to face LASK in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie, travelling to face the Austrian Bundesliga leaders on Thursday night.

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