Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that the club has to be ruthless in removing players and bringing in new players in the summer transfer window if they are to have a strong squad for next season.
Upon Solskjaer’s arrival, Manchester United continue to be 6th in the Premier League table but they have improved significantly and are strong contenders to finish the Premier League in the top four.
There have been several reports linking Manchester United to several players in next summer’s transfer window. Speaking about the transfers, Solskjaer said, “I’m under no illusions that this is not going to be plain sailing, it’s going to be hard. It’s going to be survival of the fittest or survival of the best. That’s how ruthless we have to be. We need players here who are going to be able to take us forward.
That means culture in the dressing room and what we do every single day here to make us challenge again.
Liverpool and City are too far ahead at the moment for what we like. We played against a Barcelona team that sets the standard in European football. We’re under no illusion it’s going to be hard work and there will be some tough decisions made by me, Mike [Phelan] and the club. We have a certain standard here. We got a great boost, now it’s more challenging times with the results and performances.”
Manchester United play West Ham today and will hope to register a win to keep their top four hopes alive.