Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United boss confident in long-term success | Football News

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United ‘evolve’ under his leadership and that his priority is to lead the club to long-term success, rather than proving a point about its future.

The 47-year-old Norwegian, who received support from the Old Trafford hierarchy amid a renewed review earlier this month, sees his three-year contract expire at the end of next season.

Solskjaer, whose side sit 13th in the Premier League, will aim to extend his side’s three-game winning streak against Southampton on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.

“We live in a results driven company and all I want is for Man United to improve as a team and as a club,” Solskjaer said.

“I always have a very good dialogue with the club.

“I would never think that this is my chance to prove a point and that everything revolves around me”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“You have to think long term and short term – and I would never think this is my chance to prove a point and everything revolves around me.

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“This is not what it is about here. Every decision I make is for the good of Manchester United.

“For me it’s a question of results and if we keep improving we have a very good opportunity as this team and this team are moving forward. ”


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United qualified for the Champions League on the final day of last season after recovering to form in the second half of the campaign.

Solskjaer has also led the club to three cup semi-finals – all ending in defeat – but believes his side are facing the demands of an ‘unpredictable’ campaign.

“The teams that win the league make good points together, consistent points. I know this season is more uncertain, but if you look at the last 40 games with this team, we win two draws one, win two lose one. So we get consistent.

“Look at the statistics since we had the last transfers and since the arrival of Bruno.



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“Since Burnley’s game (a 2-0 home loss in January) only Liverpool have taken more points, so we’re getting there. We’re getting better and better.

“We didn’t start the League campaign on an equal footing with everyone because of Europe and a pre-season that we didn’t have.

“Now we are showing what we are capable of. If we continue to improve and keep the mindset, I’m sure we will make progress.

“This season is very unpredictable and the main thing is to keep a good state of mind.

“You can forgive any mistakes as long as you have the right mindset and the right approach – and I feel like we’re getting there. ”

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