Solskjaer speaks on tough February fixture list for Manchester United

Manchester United’s interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has expressed confidence that the squad is equipped to deal with a challenging February schedule.

Solskjaer is yet to lose a game since he was appointed following Jose Mourinho’s sack in December.

The Norwegian has won eight and drawn one of his nine games in charge.

United’s strong run is set to be put to the test in February, with Premier League fixtures against Leicester City and Fulham, before the Champions League last-16 first-leg tie against Paris Saint-Germain.

That fixture is followed by an FA Cup fifth-round clash at Chelsea, before a clash with fierce rivals Liverpool on February 24.

But Solskjaer is sure United are up for the challenge.

“It’s [the squad] very equipped, we’ve had now six weeks together, found out what strengths and weaknesses we’ve got.

“We’ve risen to most of the challenges, maybe the setback of the Burnley goals we conceded will make us move to the next level because we’ve given ourselves a chance now to get into the top four earlier than we thought.

“We start with this game against Leicester, Fulham away as well and then the three big ones with PSG, Liverpool and Chelsea.

“Then you think that’s done and it’s Crystal Palace away. It’s a tough month but we’re ready, I’ve got a big squad, it’s only Marcos Rojo now who’s out for a period,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

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