Ole Solskjaer believes that Manchester United have years of preparation ahead of them to reach the quality of Barcelona.
The Red Devils boss saw his team get battered at the Camp Nou 3-0 with two early goals from Lionel Messi. After ending this season’s Champions League campaign, Solskjaer said, “We did well to get here and we could see the difference between the two teams – their quality of finishing was absolutely outstanding.
“We started well, in the first 15 minutes you thought, ‘we’ve got something here’ and then in four minutes, they scored two goals. But the attitude was right – we got out there, we knew we were fighting against a good team.
“We know there is work to be done. I’ve said all along that this isn’t going to change overnight. The next few years are going to be massive for us to get to the level Barcelona and those teams are at.”
“We’re on with the job and we’ve spoken to the players as well,” he added. ”We need to get the best out of each other and create an environment of top, top, top-class, world-class attitude every day, because I know I’ve got good players to work.
“We’ve really, really done well to get to the quarters and challenge for the top four, but we’ve got a rebuilding job. It starts with the coaches and one or two additions [to the squad] will happen in the summer.”
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