Solskjaer Has Challenged His Players To Win The Premier League Title
After getting United back into winning ways at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a new three year deal.
After leaving Molde in Norway following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, the Norwegian has taken care of The Reds on a full-time basis.
And he has taken no time in speculating about the possibilities of a Premier League title next season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he will be “a proud man” if he manages to lead his men to success next season.
After his unveiling at Old Trafford, he stated the importance of United finally winning the title since Ferguson retired in 2013.
“To lift the Premier League trophy again is what we expect, what were used to, what we’ve done so many times.” said the six-time winner under Sir Alex.
“We can’t wait too many years, but we have to take it step by step. It can’t happen overnight, catching 15, 16 or 17 points.”
United are only two points outside of the top four, despite being 11 points outside of the Champions League spots after Mourinho was sacked.
Solskjaer has gained 32 points from a possible 39 during his time as manager and believes this kind of form will help them battle their rivals next year.
“We take confidence from our performances and results lately, and it’s been by fine margins, but that’s the league. The league is decided by margins.
“If you have the belief, if you have the confidence, if you have the togetherness, if you have the work-rate, attitude, you’ll get those margins.
“That’s when you’ll win games and you’ll suddenly end up challenging for trophies. That’s why I said if I can walk out of here, when leaving the club, having won things – of course the Premier League – then I’d be a proud man.
“I’m a happy man, I’m a determined man – the day I walk out of here I hope to be a proud man.”
Solskjaer will not allow for United’s recent upturn in form to be taken for granted, however:
“Players who get complacent never last at this club anyway. I’m the same. I can’t be complacent now I’ve got the job. That’s not me. We’re looking forward. We’ve got to work harder. I’ve got some targets. I would want a Man United team that’s one of the hardest-working and fittest teams in the league.
“That would bring results. I think the players know my expectations for the future.”
Words by Joe Brown.