Odion Ighalo’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær believes Manchester United can go unbeaten until the end of the season to set comfortably their longest sequence without losing for a decade but warned complacency could cause them to be kicked where “you don’t want to be”.
United are at Brighton today (Tuesday) where they will aim to stretch their unbeaten run to 15.
As they are in the FA Cup semi-finals and the Europa League last-16 Solskjær’s side have potentially 12 more fixtures after Brighton and could move to within two matches of equalling a 29-game undefeated run set from April to November 2010. Since then the club’s longest sequence without losing was 18 matches in 2012-13.
Solskjær was asked whether United could finish the season without another defeat. “The short answer is yes but the long answer is that there’s more to it than that,” he said. “Any Man United team should go into any game against any opposition believing they can win.”
Warning his players to stay focused he added: “Complacency, that kicks you somewhere you don’t want to get kicked in football and any game is a difficult one.”