Solskjaer urges Man Utd critics to check stats from last 40 games

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his team are becoming more consistent and will start climbing the table after a slow start to the season.

United travel to the St Mary's Stadium on Sunday, four points behind their opponents Southampton and eight off the pace set by leaders Liverpool.

Bruno Fernandes' arrival in January was the catalyst for an improved second half of last season but United were unable to take that form into the new campaign and are playing catch-up to their rivals.

With the attacking options at his disposal, Solskjaer is not lacking for firepower and the Norwegian feels his team are capable of going on a winning run.

"Teams that win the league put good runs together, consistent ones," he said.

"I know this season is more uncertain, but if you look at the last 40 games with this team, we win two draw one, win two lose one. So we are getting consistent.

"Look at the stats since we got the latest transfers and since Bruno came in.

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"Since the Burnley game, only Liverpool have taken more points, so we are getting there. We are getting better and better.

"We did not start the League campaign on a par with everyone else because of Europe and a pre-season we didn't have.

"Now we are showing what we're capable of. If we carry on improving and keep the mindset, I am very sure we will move up.

"This season is very unpredictable and the main thing is to keep right mindset.

"You can forgive any mistake as long as you have the right mindset and approach – and I feel we are getting there."

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