Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he is targeting higher than top four with his side.
Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho – who got sacked by the club last month – has since gone on to make eight wins in a row.
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The Norwegian boss has led the Red Devils to three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea; while Mourinho left them on 11 points off the Champions League qualification spots.
Solskjaer side are still in the Champions League and FA Cup where they will face PSG and Chelsea respectively.
Therefore, the caretaker manager admits United will not be satisfied with the top four finish this season.
Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s visit of Burnley in the league, Solskjaer said: “That is not the dream, though, to be top four. For Man United, you should always aim to win the league.”
“We can’t do that this year, but we have to get back to the challenge. We’ve got the Champions League, we’ve got the FA Cup, we can’t just say we’ve got top four and that is it.”
“We have to look at if we can win something this year. As I’ve said, I go into every game as Man Utd manager thinking we can win this game.”
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However, Solskjaer has openly admitted that it is now impossible for the Red Devils to challenge for the Premier League title.
He added: “We are sixth at the moment, so we are a way off the top teams. We are challenging to be top three at the moment. I don’t think we can realistically think about the top two positions.”
“I’ve been really impressed with the players, their desire and the team spirit. That goes a long way.”
“We need to use these months to be ready for the challenge next year, we came second last year, we wanted to be challenging for the top place but it didn’t happen.”
“It’s about reorganising and just starting next season to be ready to challenge and get more points.”