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Solskjaer: No excuses for Manchester United failure next season

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says there will be no excuses if Manchester United fail to improve next season.

The United boss is currently preparing for his first pre-season in charge at Old Trafford, with the club looking to bounce back from a disappointing campaign which saw them finish sixth in the Premier League.

Solskjaer insists his side will be ready when the players report back in July, saying there will be no excuses for failure come next season.

“We’re going to sit down and go through all the plans with the physical coaches and with the coaches and we’ll be ready when July 1 comes,” Solskjaer told MUTV. “There are not going to be any excuses.

“You never get a break from football. You always think about it. Even if I’m back home now in Norway, I’m watching games and analysing games from towards the end of the season.

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“I don’t want to switch off completely. I can switch off the phone once in a while, but you don’t switch off the brain.

“Maybe there will be a day or two without thinking about it but, of course, we’ve got a big job preparing for next season with player logistics and training logistics.”

Solskjaer says that lessons will be learnt from last season’s failures, and insists Manchester United‘s poor season will make the squad more ‘determined’ to be successful next season.

“I’ve only been here five months but you get more energy off working and sometimes, sadly but it’s true, you get more energy when it goes against you,” he added.

“You get more energy because you’re determined to come back a better team and a better coach, to help the players improve and be even better. Yeah it’s nice, winning, don’t get me wrong. But when you get a season like we’ve had, I think everyone wants to show what we can do, because they’re proud players and we’re proud coaches.

“You can’t forget [about last season]. You have to learn from your mistakes as well. We want to learn more from what we did right.”

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