Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says club wants to win trophies


Manchester United are undefeated in all competitions under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United will not settle for a top-four finish this season and are "looking to win trophies," interim chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

United are sixth in the Premier League and are still in the FA Cup and Champions League.

"We are Manchester United, you should always aim to win the league," said Solskjaer, who has won all six league games since replacing Jose Mourinho in December.

"We can not do this this year, but we have to look forward to it again."

United are 16 points behind leaders Liverpool on the Premier League table, but only three points behind the top four.

Solskjaer's comments come after Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino said it was more important that his team were in the top four and subsequently played in the Champions League than winning trophies.

"We have the Champions League, we have the FA Cup, we can not just say the top four and ready," added Solskjaer. "We have to look at" we can win something this year? "And I enter all games as a manager of Man United, thinking we can win this game."

The last United trophy – the Europa League – came in 2017, a year after the last FA Cup victory, but has not won the Premier League since the 2012-13 season.

They will play defending champion Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup next month as they face Paris St-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League.

"If you win trophies, it's a fantastic day for everyone at the club," said Solskjaer, who has won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the 1999 Champions League as a team player.

"It's the best moment of your life on that day when you win because you never know when the next one will arrive, the coach has always told you to enjoy this trophy you win."


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