Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that the Red Devils could be competing for the title next season with three more experienced signings. The Mancunian giants have signed Harry Maguire, Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Odion Ighalo (on loan) and Bruno Fernandes in the past two transfer windows and each of them have already made an impact.
The Red Devils recently picked up a 2-0 league win over Manchester City at Old Trafford and following the game, Solskjaer heaped praise on the squad and stated that they are not far off from competing for the Premier League crown, he told Sky Sports: “We feel we are improving all the time. We know we lack one, two, three players to be considered a title contender and some experience. We know that. We are just going to start talking about going up the table, getting more points. Chelsea and Leicester are too far ahead for my liking. I haven’t beaten Pep three times, it is my players that have – but yes I believe in my capabilities of improving this club.”
United have endured a mixed season by their standards but they have recently gone on a 10-match unbeaten run across all competitions where they have scored 24 times and conceded just two goals in the process. As such, they certainly have the momentum on their side for the backend of the campaign and it remains to be seen whether they can qualify for next season’s Champions League.
The Red Devils are currently occupying the final Champions League spot but they have plenty of competition behind them with just five points separating them from ninth-placed Arsenal. Meanwhile, they can also qualify for the elite competition by winning the Europa League title. They are scheduled to face LASK in the round of 16 stage this month.