Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has basically admitted his team won’t be able to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title following a disastrous 2-0 home loss to Cardiff City
The Red Devils have concluded a disappointing league campaign with a frustrating home defeat to relegated Bluebirds and can now start preparing for the next season.
Since the three-time Champions League winner are going to miss out on the next Champions League, they will likely go another squad overhaul in the summer, with some of their main stars reportedly set to leave the team, including David de Gea and Paul Pogba.
Speaking of United’s ambitions for the next campaign, the Norwegian tactician has confirmed they are accustomed to challenging for the ultimate prize although admitting it won’t be an easy task.
“We’re used to challenging for the Premier League, and that’s not going to be sorted quickly,” Solksjaer said in the post-match interview.
“Realistically you’re not going to catch however many points – we’re 32 points behind the top teams.
“We’ve got to realistically challenge for the top four and another trophy.
“Last time we were in the Europa League with Jose (Mourinho) and loads of these players, we won it. The FA Cup and the Carabao Cup, they’re trophies we’ve got to start the season aiming to win.”
Former Molde coach took charge of the team back in December after Jose Mourinho failed to deliver the expected results but has eventually failed to better United’s position in the table.
What’s more, the Red Devils have completed the 2018-19 campaign struggling to pick up three points in all five of their last Premier League outings (D2, L3), as they now prepare for another Europa League adventure.