‘We definitely need to improve if we want to move up the table’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he needs new ‘quality’ recruits at Manchester United for next season and hints at requiring more experience to challenge for titles
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is chasing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, admitted that new recruits are needed before the new season starts next month.
United’s long season ended after their 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League, the Old Trafford side’s third defeat in a semi-final this season, following reverses against Manchester City and Chelsea in the League Cup and FA Cup earlier in the season.
The result in Cologne now means the club have now gone three seasons without a trophy, with their last success coming in the Europa League in 2017 under Jose Mourinho.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that new recruits are needed before the new season starts
Bruno Fernandes and Man United lost their third semi-final this season in their defeat to Sevilla
Therefore, United boss Solskjaer hinted that he also requires more experience in a youthful squad to start collecting silverware again.
‘We’ve come quite the distance since February,’ Solskjaer said. ‘But you saw how tired you were towards the end. We need the break.
‘It’s going to be a strange summer. The market is open for so long. We’ve got to be good, smart and clever.
Solskjaer is chasing Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho to strengthen the attack
‘We’re looking at it. I can’t say when and if they’re going to be done. It’s a quick turnaround. We have to be 100 per cent sure when we make those deals.
‘We definitely need to improve if we want to move up the table and on in the cups. We are working to improve what we have. We’re always looking to improve the squad.
‘It’s not about marquee signings, it’s about quality. You need the right personality to make us better. We might look at it today and see where we need to improve. Maybe today showed that they have to learn and get the consistency.’
But Solskjaer also hinted he wants to add experience to his squad before September’s action