Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aiming to win the Europa League
According to the Mirror, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes winning this season’s Europa League will be his greatest achievement at the club.
United made easy work of LASK to qualify for the mini-tournament in Germany. They resume their campaign on Monday against FC Copenhagen.
United have already ensured their place in next season’s UEFA Champions League. Winning the Europa league would add the cherry on top of what has been a brilliant few months.
“I am ambitious – and one of my dreams is to lift the trophy as a manager for this club.”
Victory will clinch Solskjaer’s first major trophy as United boss. It will also be the club’s first trophy since winning the same competition in 2017.
Winning trophies at United is something Solskajer is familiar with. He won 10 major honours during 11 years at the club. The Norwegian had his moment in the sun when he scored the winner in the 1999 Champions League final.
“I owe my football career to this club so, to lift a trophy as a manager, would be the biggest achievement in my career.”
Solskjaer believes victory can add as a base for the club to build upon. Good recruitment and impressive management have breathed new life into a young United squad.
Breaking their trophy duck will be a brilliant way for them to gain confidence and also gain a winning mentality.
The Norwegian is not wrong in attempting to win. But he is patronising himself if he believes it will rank anywhere among United’s greatest accomplishments.
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Solskajer’s comments on a Europa League victory being his biggest moment will appeal to some. But we find it difficult to place such a win above the treble of 1999.
United is a club used to winning major honours. The Europa League is something that we should be looking to win but not oversell.
At the end of the day, it is Europe’s second-tier competition. United belong only at the top table.