Europa League: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not measure Manchester United progress by trophies

Europa League: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not measure Manchester United progress by trophies

Manchester United boss Solskjaer is satisfied he has overseen a big rise in requirements since changing the sacked Jose Mourinho in 2018.

Europa League: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won't measure Manchester United progress by trophies

File picture of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. AP

London: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated on Thursday Manchester United’s progress beneath his management shouldn’t be judged by what number of trophies they win.

Solskjaer’s aspect face a defining week of their season as they bid to maneuver a step nearer to the primary silverware of the Norwegian’s reign.

United journey to AC Milan on Thursday for a Europa League last-16 second-leg conflict in a tie that’s poised at 1-1 after the primary assembly in Manchester.

After that tough take a look at, United head to Leicester for an FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday.

However whatever the leads to these matches, United boss Solskjaer is satisfied he has overseen a big rise in requirements since changing the sacked Jose Mourinho in 2018.

“If you see the tradition and what’s occurring each day, I really feel loads of enchancment within the on a regular basis routine and on a regular basis work we do,” Solskjaer stated.

“The boys have taken on board what we wish and it is for others to evaluate how a lot of an enchancment.

“We’re 12 factors forward of what we have been on the identical time within the league final season. After all we’re all aiming to win trophies.

“However, as we have stated, generally a trophy can cover the opposite truth what’s occurring on the membership.”

Having misplaced on the semi-final stage of 4 successive cup competitions, the following few days are seen by followers and pundits as important for Solskjaer’s job safety.

He has led United to second place within the Premier League, however they’re 14 factors behind leaders Manchester Metropolis.

The Europa League offered United’s final silverware in 2017, when Mourinho added it to that season’s League Cup.

Earlier than that, Mourinho’s predecessor Louis Van Gaal gained the FA Cup throughout his reign.

However they’re United’s solely main silverware since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

Nonetheless, whereas he’s eager to win his first trophy as United boss, Solskjaer believes cup glory is much less essential than sustained league success.

“Within the league place you see if there’s any progress, for me,” he stated. “That is at all times the bread and butter of the season that you just see how succesful you might be of dealing with ups and downs.

“Any cup competitors may give you a trophy however generally it is extra of an ego factor from managers and golf equipment (that) ‘we have lastly gained one thing’.

“We have to see progress and if we progress properly sufficient and carry out properly sufficient the trophies will find yourself on the membership once more. Nevertheless it’s not like a trophy will say that ‘we’re again’. No.”

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