Giving up is not in our DNA

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says giving up on the Premier League title is “not in our DNA” even though their pursuit of runaway leaders Manchester City appears hopeless.

The Norwegian believes his side are on the right track but admits adding to their 20 league titles is unlikely.

“Of course we’ll never give up,” Solskjaer said after his side wrapped up a 4-0 aggregate victory against Granada in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday, setting up a last-four clash with Roma.

They are also desperate to claim their first silverware since winning the Europa League under Jose Mourinho in 2017.

“Of course, third last year, second this year if that’s what we manage and close to a trophy, it’s progress,” said Solskjaer. “That’s not the end game.

“The end game is, of course, winning the league. But we’re not in the era of Sir Alex now.

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