Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hunger Games

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hunger Games

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OLE Gunnar Solskjaer says he will keep United players who are prepared to 'sacrifice' themselves for the club beyond the summer transfer window.

The Reds' 2-0 defeat by City means they have now lost seven of their last nine games, a run they last suffered in 1962.

United have conceded in their last 12 matches and have also gone an embarrassing 527 minutes since they last scored from open play.

Solskjaer acknowledged certain players showed more 'hunger' against City but also suggested some had become comfortable at the club.

He said: "Of course I give my advice all the time but you learn about players more and more, if they have gone into a comfort zone, or who will be willing to sacrifice to take us forward, that's what I'm finding out. And they are the ones you have to continue with.

"You could see (against City) with the hunger with some of the lads, you could see what it meant to many of them, but you should do that every single game. …

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