United need new signings to challenge champs, says boss

Sports | REUTERS 13 May 2021

Just moments after City secured the title, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent a clear message to the club's hierarchy.

"If you want to take up the challenge with them we need to strengthen our squad," he said.

The recently appointed pairing of football director John Murtough and technical director Darren Fletcher will now face the task of getting the deals done to give Solskjaer the means of turning his side into a team that can fight for the title.

"The whole season has given us optimism," said the Norwegian, adding that he sees room for improvement. "Congratulations to City. They have had a fantastic season. I am very pleased with my boys that have made it to the last 10 days with a City side that are lauded as the best in Europe.

"We want to take the next step and it might be that we need a couple more to strengthen the squad."

With a clash with Liverpool coming up tomorrow (HK time), Solskjaer fielded a weakened side in the loss to Leicester City.

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