Beat the best to be the best; Solskjaer knows this too well, but admits Manchester United won’t probably be there, doing the unthinkable as early as next season.
Man Utd are way off the mark in the current campaign, and are in a stern battle to finish in top four. However, whilst United are expecting an overhaul in the summer, Solskjaer isn’t sure the red devils will be quite the finished product to challenge the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool. A lack of ‘consistency’ he says.
“I don’t think we’ve got the consistency to do that.
“Over the last 18 games, we’re not far away from them but it’s doing it over the course of a season. We’ve done it for half a season now. Let’s see. You can never say never.
“You cannot expect things to happen overnight and we know that. It will happen gradually and we have to be realistic enough as a club that we have to take it step by step.
“That’s not changing 10 players now and bringing 10 players in. It’s slowly, slowly but surely. It has to be the right quality, right personality, the right standards to get us back to where we want to be.”
United face rivals Manchester City tonight at Old Trafford, with the result expected to have a major bearing on who lifts the Premier League at the end of the season. Liverpool or Manchester City?
“It’s not about taking something away from others,” He added.
“We have to want to overtake them, and not just because it’s City and Liverpool.
“For a supporter, as I am, and as a manager now as well, we know [them well] because they are so close in the vicinity.
“We want to be the best, we have been the best and it’s not nice seeing those two at the top.”