Manchester United have endured a tough Premier League season however sealing third place with a win over Leicester City on Sunday shall be additional proof of the team’s potential, supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.
Solskjaer oversaw the Old Trafford membership’s worst begin to a top-flight marketing campaign in 30 years and confronted questions on his suitability for the membership’s rebuild however a youthful United have turned things round in the second half of the season.
Having gone unbeaten in their last 13 league video games, United can safe their highest end because the 2017-18 season when Jose Mourinho guided them to second place.
“Let’s get this game out of the way and get third position and continue the growth and journey this team is on. We’ve had some hard times this season, some setbacks, but we have shown this is a team going places,” Solskjaer advised reporters.
Solskjaer, whose team last tasted defeat in the competitors in opposition to Burnley in January, said the addition of playmaker Bruno Fernandes was among the many components in their resurgence.
“Many factors, many reasons… belief, if you look at that game against Burnley we should have won that, that’s football and the Premier League,” Solskjaer said.
“The belief, confidence, change of atmosphere, Bruno coming in has made a massive difference. We’ve got our best players fit and raring to go… the boys worked hard, the fitness levels, the mental robustness is so much better than last season.
“… I’m delighted with how the development looks.”
Solskjaer said that their sole focus was choosing up three factors in opposition to fifth-placed Leicester.
“… We’ve given ourselves a good chance of Champions League next year but we can’t go in thinking about the outcome, we’ve just got to perform at a high enough level and get a result,” Solskjaer added.
“We want to dominate the game… One lapse of concentration can hurt you… this is a journey for this team.”