He may only be Manchester United’s caretaker manager, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning for the long-term and has outlined what the clubs ambitions should be going forward.
After a miserable start to the season under Jose Mourinho, the Norwegian took over from the Portuguese back in December and has overseen a remarkable turnaround in the clubs fortunes, picking up 22 points from just eight games.
Having been 11 points off the top four when he took over, Manchester United finally clambered out of sixth place last weekend following their 1-0 win over Leicester, combined with Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Man City.
United face relegation-threatened Fulham in today’s early kick-off, and a win will propel them into the top four for the first time since the opening weekend of the season, with United looking for another favour from City in their game against Chelsea on Sunday.
Speaking ahead of today’s game, Solskjaer was asked what his long-term ‘visions’ for the club were, with the Norwegian revealing that trophies are his main motivation.
“Well, challenging for every trophy there is of course,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference.
“That is what we should be about. We have to move slowly because we are fifth at the moment. It seemed like we were never going to move away from that sixth position.
“There are six very good teams that will all challenge for the trophies. We have got the resources, infrastructure, history to move towards the top.
“That is the only way we should think of things at Manchester United.”
During his playing days, Solskjaer picked up six Premier League titles, two FA Cups, and of course, one Champions League winners medal.
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