Published: Thu, January 16, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Manchester United still have the resources to compete at top table - Solskjaer

Manchester United still have the resources to compete at top table - Solskjaer

In the aftermath of that game, which Wolves lost 1-0, manager Nuno Espirito Santo hit out at the decisions being made at Stockley Park, saying: "I don't like it that we are seeing decisions being taken by referees miles and miles away".

With United still competing on four fronts, the FA Cup third-round replay against Wolves at Old Trafford on Wednesday will be the team's 15th game in 49 days, and the number will reach 19 in 66 days by the time they meet again at the start of February.

However, Solskjaer is not overly concerned about burnout. "If there is one thing that worries me, it's not on the football pitch; there are other things that will worry me more than football", he said.

But the accountancy firm warned United could soon find themselves slipping behind the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City due to their failure to qualify for the Champions League.

"But with a few signings, with the improvement these are making, in the next couple of years we want to do that".

"When he plays well for us, that will happen by itself".

"So we're going to be facing a team that know more or less everything about us, and we know more or less everything about them".

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"The fans and the club are not happy not to have to fight for the top position in the league", he said. "That is where we feel we should be and many of today's supporters have lived that period where we won the league consistently", he said.

"We don't have such a team at the moment because we have lagged behind the best [over time]".

"If we get something we can tell you about we will, but we've got no news now".

They had beaten Norwich 4-0 at the weekend, largely thanks to a double from Rashford, who was dropped to the bench, as Mason Greenwood, Daniel James and Sergio Romero were all brought into the starting line-up. I didn't play in all these games when I was playing but I felt like, as a team, we improved when we got in a rhythm of match, rest, match, rest.

And, while Solskjaer offered no update on talks to sign Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon, he said the performances of several youngsters convinced him the squad does not need a major overhaul.

"I think Mason will have a great and long career", he said.

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