Solskjaer admits Man Utd ‘definitely need’ two or three players to ‘challenge’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United ‘definitely need’ two or three players to ‘challenge’ for the Premier League title next season.

United finish their league campaign with a home clash against Wolves on Sunday, the Red Devils having shown steady improvement this term and have already secured a runners-up finish behind champions Manchester City.


Solskjaer’s side also face Villarreal in the final of the Europa League on Wednesday as they seek to end the season with major silverware, though the Norwegian is already planning ahead as to where his side can improve.

United have been linked with moves to sign Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho in recent weeks and Solskjaer admits his side ‘definitely need’ two or three new additions if they are to bridge the gap to City at the top of the division.

“I hope we will strengthen with two or three players we definitely need to challenge higher up the table,” said Solskjaer at his pre-match press conference.

“We are too far behind to think it will come by itself.

“We’re not where we aim to be, we’ve got ambitions to move one place further up but it’s been steady improvement. We had a difficult start with a lack of pre-season and lost three of the first seven games.

“That put pressure on the team but they have managed it well and the players have been very good.”

Aside from a striker and a right winger, United have also been heavily linked with adding a defender to their ranks, the club having looked particularly fragile in the absence of Harry Maguire in recent games.

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