Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed about his transfer plans after bowing out of the Champions League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that the club are already looking to rebuild following Barcelona’s 3-0 defeat at Nou Camp. With that loss, the Reds Devils bid goodbye to the European competition after qualifying for the last eight of the tournament for the first time in eight years.
It was a tough pill to swallow as the English outfit were truly undone by the individual mistakes, but not getting outplayed by one of the best sides in the world, FC Barcelona. A brace from Lionel Messi and a stunning finish from Philippe Coutinho enabled the Blaugrana to progress to the last four of the competition, and they could now face Liverpool or Porto in the Semifinals.
After the game, the Norwegian International said that massive work needs to be done to get into ‘Barcelona’s level’. “If we want to get back to Manchester United’s true level, true traditions, we have to challenge Barcelona,”
“They were a couple of levels above over the two games.” said Solskjaer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who took over the club in December has faced six defeat in the last eight games, thereby getting eliminated from FA Cup and Champions League. There is no doubt that the club is looking to bring in fresh faces with the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Jadon Sancho, and Milan Skriniar have been on Manchester United’s radar.
“We have said all along that this isn’t going to change tonight. The next few years will be massive for us to get to the level of Barcelona,” Solskjaer said.
“We have got good players and, at the moment, we really have done well to get to the quarters and to get in the challenge for the top four.
“We have got a rebuilding job but that starts with the coaches and the players and one or two additions to the squad will happen in the summer.”
Here’s how Twitter reacted..
‘That is eight seasons and hundreds upon hundreds of millions spent in the transfer market later. And they have gone backwards.’
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) April 16, 2019
— SPORTS CIRCUS INT. (@SPORTSCIRCUSINT) April 17, 2019
“I think there’s a big decision in the summer” 🗣
Should Paul Pogba leave Manchester United? 💰https://t.co/UkWfSVUskx
— Goal News (@GoalNews) April 17, 2019
Solskjær: “I’ve got good players to work with. We’ve really done well to get to the quarter-finals and to challenge for the top four. We’ve got a rebuilding job, It starts with the coaches and the players but there will be a couple of additions too.” #MUFC
— FootballTransferNews (@FTransferNews) April 16, 2019
Manchester United will shift their concentration to Premier League as they battle out for a place in the Champions League next campaign. It has been a poor run of form over the last few weeks, but Solskjaer can overturn the result when his side takes on Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.