Manchester United dropped to second in the table following Leicester’s comfortable victory over Chelsea on Tuesday. United, who played out a draw against reigning champions Liverpool, could reclaim the top spot by defeating Fulham later tonight.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are unbeaten in 12 games in the league since losing to Arsenal in early November. Having crashed out of the Champions League and EFL Cup competitions, the Premier League provides a perfect opportunity for United to win its first silverware under Solskjaer.
Although United are on an unbeaten run, Edinson Cavani believes the Red Devils must be extra cautious and fight to stay at the top. Speaking to United’s official website, the Uruguayan said “I believe that one of the most important things that we need to be aware of, whenever we go into any game, is that we are Manchester United, and, irrespective of whether we are top of the league or in any other position, every other team that plays against Manchester United try to do their absolute best to try and beat them.”
“It was also a similar situation for me when I was at PSG. Teams try to do the impossible to get a victory against one of the most legendary and best teams in the world. So ensuring we are focused and concentrated on this, should give us the energy to want to fight for this badge.”
“And, right now, that we are top of the league, to also want to fight to stay right where we are. For all that, we need to be ready and mentally prepared to compete. Like I always say, the important thing isn’t just winning a couple of games, it’s having that consistency of always competing; competing in every game and for every ball, and concentrating to the absolute maximum for every situation that comes up in the game. And that’s what in the end, allows you to achieve your ultimate goal.”
“As I was saying before, Fulham will know very well that they have Manchester United coming up next, and they’ll be going all out to try and beat us, like they have done in the past and just like what we’ve seen with other teams like Burnley, who always give their utmost.”
“So we need to be aware that it’s going to be a tough game and that we have to be 100 per cent focused, in order to take care of all the details so we can try to win the game in order to remain in the league position that we currently occupy.”