Gary Neville recently questioned the playing style at Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – as well as his belief that they must win a trophy in the next two years.
The manager isn’t stupid and knows that pressure is on to win a trophy after being heavily backed in the summer with great additions, so he is always going to accept that United have to win a trophy in the near future.
Former United defender Gary Neville said trophies are a must within the next two years following the signings of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
But, after a slow start in the Champions League and being knocked out of the Carabao Cup against Aston Villa, questions are being asked.
Solskjaer was asked about Neville’s comments.
“We’re in a results business, we’re here to win,” Solskjaer told reporters, as per the Manchester Evening News. “Clearly we’ve improved, expectations have improved with the signings and the better performances. I’m here to win, Gary knows that, I speak to Gary and I know that as this club we have an obligation to win and to win with a certain style of play.
“Sometimes that’s risky, maybe we’ve lost one or two recently, we changed the team in the Carabao Cup, but that’s the way we do things, we’ll get there and hopefully we’ll get there in April or May when we’re challenging for these trophies that we’d like to see back at Old Trafford.”
Solskjaer says he’s pleased with the backing he’s had from the Glazers and understands why Neville insists a trophy has to be on the cards for this United team.