Solskjaer admits Man United players need to change their ‘mindset’ to finish in the top four

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United’s players need to change their ‘mindset’ if they are to finish in the Premier League’s top four.

Following the initial resurgence following Solskajer’s appointment, Manchester United have hit a difficult run of form having lost six of their past eight fixtures in all competitions.

United currently sit two points outside the top four ahead of Wednesday night’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford, and Solskjaer believes a change in attitude is required for the club to secure Champions League football for next season.

“For these players it’s possible, but we’ve got to change our mindsets,“ Solskjaer told his pre-match press conference.

”We’ve got to be ready for it. We can’t sulk, we can’t be dwelling on whatever’s happened in the last few weeks. We’ve got to be ready and we know that football changes like this.

“It’s on days – certain days, you’re lucky, you win games, you’re unlucky, you lose games. But in the long run that’s standards, the identity, the professionalism, that’s your value as a footballer that will take over and make you successful in the end. But short term, definitely we can win these four.“

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