Former Red Devils coach Jose Mourinho previously complained publicly that his side has lack of interest to invest in the transfer market. But, the caretaker coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United don’t need to spend on superstars to achieve success. The Norwegian coach took over from Mourinho in December last year.
Manchester United witnessed unbelievable improvements since Solskjaer took the charge as he led his side to win nine times in their last ten games. Besides, he has a great relationship with Red Devils flagship stars like Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, and Anthony Martial. However, Manchester United has a long way to go as they are now sitting in the fifth place of the league table.
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While talking about his squad, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said “I think it is about who we’ve got here as well,” and added “If every single player can improve by one or two percent… it is not about X amount of players.” He then expressed his selection technique and added, “It has to be the right one, and one who fits.”
The manager then said, “The personality has to fit with the team, it is not just [about] buying a superstar and that will fix things and suddenly we go from challenging [for] the top four to being champions.” He also expressed his trust on his squad and said “The club and the team can, yes,” and added, “If you look at the players, the age of them, they’re young and they’ve got plenty of development in them.”
The 45-year-old Norwegian coach said, “We also need some experienced players to stay and step up and really become the leaders.” He then further added “Paul now is , Jesse … they’re at that age where we expect them to take that responsibility and not just be a young boy that floats around. So this club, this team, yes definitely [we can compete for everything].”
He said, “I think we’re too far behind this year, obviously, but you’ve got to catch up the other teams ahead of us, especially City, Liverpool but now Tottenham.” And, then further added, “So it’s three teams who have been far ahead but we’ve beaten Tottenham so we know that we’re capable of that but we need the consistency.”