“When you play for Man United you can’t just be: ‘Well, I’m talented. I’ll just do my magic when I get the ball.’ That is not enough. That’s not going to be enough if we want to challenge for the top two.”
Going into this weekend’s fixtures, United occupy the final spot inside the top four, however there is a 12-point deficit to the top two positions currently held by Manchester City and Liverpool. Since Solskjaer’s appointment in December though, the Reds have picked up more points than any other top-flight team, although the Norwegian reckons a lot more effort will be required if the squad wants to mount a title challenge next season.
“We need more time to be challenging but that’s, of course, what this club should be doing,” he stressed. “The foundation is here and we just need to add a few attributes to the squad. In terms of total running distance, that was the highest we’ve had against Paris Saint-Germain, and there’s absolutely no reason why Man United shouldn’t be the hardest working team in the league.