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Do Manchester United Need Major Additions To Challenge City in 21/22?

Manchester City secured the Premier League title following Manchester United’s failure to secure a win at Leicester, and it was a performance that highlighted many key points to take note for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to ponder on before next season, and he wasted no time as just moments after, he sent a clear message to the club’s hierarchy.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Manchester United Going Forward

“First of all congratulations to Manchester City for winning the league, very worthy champions, we’ve got to hold our hands up,” he said, after City secured their third title in 4 seasons. 

“If you want to take up the challenge with them we need to strengthen our squad,”

Manchester United boss Solskjaer speaking on challenging Manchester City for the league.

John Murtough and technical director Darren Fletcher, who have been recently appointed for Manchester United, now have the risky task of securing deals for elite level players or those capable of granting Solskjaer the means to challenge and transform his side to one that can compete with city for the league crown. 

“They have had a fantastic season. I am very pleased with my boys that have made it to the last 10 days with a Manchester City side ahead of us 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,” he said.

With a mouth watering clash looming between them and bitter rivals Liverpool on Thursday night, Solskjaer fielded a weakened side in the 2-1 loss to Leicester City on Tuesday and he was clearly frustrated with the fixtures his side were handed after the game with Liverpool was postponed due to fan’s rioting, causing an already congested fixture list to become borderline unbearable. 

“The whole season has given us optimism and room for optimism but also an improvement,” he told BT Sport, whose team will probably finish runner-ups to the champions, and are currently in the Europa League final.

“It can’t be like this again. We can’t play like Thursday, Sunday, Tuesday to Thursday, it is impossible that’s the reason we made the changes. It’s unheard of at this level,” he said.

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