LONDON: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not given up on bringing Manchester United over Manchester City at the top of the English Premier League.
City now have a 10-point advantage over their neighbors after winning 18 games in a row in all competitions.
United’s volatile performance contributed to the big gap, but the Red Devils recorded their second win in six league games after beating Newcastle 3-1 at Old Trafford.
“We have to keep following. Every time we get three points we have done our job and now we just have to see what the other team is doing,” Solskjaer said.
Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford once again hit the target even though United did not play at their best.
Solskjaer made five changes to the squad that thrashed Real Sociedad 4-0 in the Europa League match last Thursday.
“We have to find a way to win in the second half. The first half is not the level we want.
“Maybe because of Newcastle, maybe because of what we did all week,” he said.
Rashford opened the scoring in the 30th minute but Allan Saint-Maximin equalized six minutes later.
Daniel James put United ahead in the 57th minute before Fernandes completed a penalty to secure the victory.
Two wins in 14 games put Newcastle just three points above the relegation zone.