Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Says Man Utd not yet ready to challenge for title,

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is happy with his squad but concedes Manchester United are not yet “close enough to challenge for the Premier League trophy”.

United were in fine form prior to the suspension of football due to the coronavirus pandemic, going 11 matches unbeaten in all competitions.

They drew 1-1 at Tottenham in their first match after the resumption and welcomed Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba back into the first-team picture.

Solskjaer admits the duo’s return boosts the quality at his disposal but indicated he still plans to be active in the forthcoming transfer window in order to try and turn United into genuine title challengers next season.

“We’ve developed over the season and I think now we had a spell of 11 unbeaten,” Solskjaer said ahead of Wednesday’s visit of Sheffield United, live on Sky Sports.

“But then you add Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford to that and you’re thinking ‘yeah, we’re not too far away and I’m very happy with the squad.

“If there are any good deals to be made and players who can make us better, of course we might have to spend some money on that. But the squad is great to work with and it’s moving in the right direction.

“We’re still not where we want to be, close enough to challenge for the Premier League trophy but we take one step at a time.

“Obviously City and Liverpool the last couple of seasons have put the standard where it should be to win the league.

“Hopefully now we can challenge for the Europa League, FA Cup this season, top four and then let’s see how much we can invest for next season.”


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