Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he is glad the season is over after the club’s latest humiliating loss against Cardiff.
United’s Premier League season finished with another poor performance, with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing scoring twice as Neil Warnock’s relegated side earned a surprise 2-0 win at Old Trafford.
The defeat continues United’s dismal run of form, having won just two from 12 in all competitions.
Solskajer admits there were few positives to take from their final day defeat, admitting it will take a ‘long time’ for the club to be able to compete with the division’s best.
“The last couple of months have been extremely hard for the team and for the club and for the players,” Solskjaer told the BBC.
”More or less the only positive from today is that the season is over. We meet again 1 July and we’ll work back to where we belong.
“To reach the leaders it will take a long time. For ourselves the short-term focus in the league will be getting into the top four. We’ve got the Europa League, FA Cup, Caraboa Cup to go for a trophy because Manchester United can’t go many years without winning a trophy. Jose [Mourinho] won the Europa League last and that is a realistic ambition.
“In the league, the points we are behind the top two, they have been excellent those two. Absolutely exceptional. And we are five or six points behind Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea. They are the ones we have to make sure we catch up and don’t let anyone closer to us.
“We’ll need players in, we’ll need some characters in but of course you see Mason [Greenwood] today, he’s made for Manchester United and a player we’ll see a lot of.”
What do you think #mufc fans do you also feel completely disconnected from your club and players? 😞
— Football Faithful (@FootyFaithful_) May 11, 2019