Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that the challenge he faces is massively bigger than the one his boss Sir Alex did during his United days!
“It’s a massive difference,” Solskjaer told United’s mobile app.
“We’ve got six teams who would say ‘we can challenge for trophies’ and it used to be one or two, with us when Arsenal or Chelsea were challenging when I played.
“Leicester won the league, Everton are challenging, and there are 10 teams who could qualify for Europe.
“You can see by [Manchester] City winning the league and possibly a domestic treble, Liverpool and Spurs in the Champions League final, and Arsenal and Chelsea in the Europa League final, that we’re competing against the best clubs in the world.
“That’s a challenge we won’t take lightly.
“It’s a great challenge for this club, the biggest and best club in the world.”
“I’ve learned that I don’t like losing,” the former United striker said. “I like winning. We started off fantastically.
“The boys were unbelievable when I came in. The whole group gelled together and I enjoyed winning, but I know that football is hard.
“You can’t just expect everything to go that way and the reality hit us.
“You learn a lot when you go through tough times and think about ‘who can we build this team around?’ and who we think is going to take the next step, because we need to go to the next level.”