Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that there would always be pressure to win a trophy at a club as big as Manchester United. Because of that, he was determined to bring MU to win.
Manchester United closed this season with good results. They won three points in the final match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Playing at Molineux Stadium, Sunday (23/5/2021), MU won with a score of 2-1. They took the win thanks to an Anthony Elanga goal and a Juan Mata penalty.
These results ensure Manchester United’s status as runner-up in the Premier League this season. MU collected 74 points from 38 matches.
Solskjaer admits that there is always a demand for his team to become champions. However, Solskjaer emphasized that his team had progressed.
“You always feel the pressure at Man United to win things, to win trophies, of course,” Solskjaer said on the club’s official website.
“That’s one of the steps. I’ve said it before, the cup can hide other imperfections. I think progress in the Premier League, towards the semifinals, I think it shows progress.”
Manchester United can still close this season with a trophy. The Red Devils will face Villarreal in the Europa League final on Thursday (27/5) WIB.
“The next step is to win trophies and hopefully challenge the champions in the Premier League as well.”
Premier League: Danny Ings Ignore the Charm of Manchester United, How Can?
Manchester United has reportedly made a list of attackers who will be brought in in the summer transfer market of 2021. It seems that the Red Devils have to cross out one of the names on the list.
The player in question is Danny Ings. After going through difficult times while strengthening Liverpool, the 28-year-old man has now become one of the strikers who is well-respected by big clubs, including Manchester United.
It is not surprising. Ings has been quite diligent in scoring goals since joining Southampton in 2019. In this season, he has managed to score a total of 13 goals from 30 appearances in all competitions.
If it weren’t for a series of injuries and Covid-19, Ings could have scored more goals. That is not an arbitrary assumption, because Ings has a score of 25 goals from 42 matches in all competitions last season.
No wonder Manchester United wants his services. Ings can be a rotation option if Edinson Cavani needs time to rest. Moreover, Anthony Martial’s recent performance has shown a significant decline.
Some rumors say Manchester United wants to take him to Old Trafford next season. Sadly, Ings doesn’t care about these issues because he appreciates his contract with Southampton.
“I have a contract until the summer of 2022. I don’t admit it [the transfer rumors have written his name],” said Ings when talking to talkSPORT, Sunday (23/5/2021).
“I just focus on every game. Most importantly, I still have a contract here. My main focus is to finish the season well,” he continued.
Not everyone agrees with the rumors linking MU with Ings. One of them is a former Manchester United bomber, Dimitar Berbatov. To his ears, these rumors did not sound absurd.
“Ing is a good player and I compliment him, but I’m not sure if he is what United needs at the moment,” said Berbatov to Betfair.
He scored an extraordinary goal. So, considering all this, chasing Danny Ings does not sound sensible to me,” he concluded.
Indeed, Manchester United has often been linked with many great strikers when Cavani’s future was hanging over. Not only ings, Erling Haaland who plays for Borussia Dortmund have also been linked with them.