Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Man United need ‘two or three’ signings to be title challengers

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United need another ‘two or three’ new signings to be considered Premier League title challengers.

United boosted their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League with a 2-0 win over rivals Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

But they remain three points shy of fourth place and an enormous 37 points behind champions-elect Liverpool.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrate Manchester United's derby win over Man City on Sunday

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrate Manchester United’s derby win over Man City on Sunday

Scott McTominay scored United's second goal during Sunday's win over City at Old Trafford

Scott McTominay scored United’s second goal during Sunday’s win over City at Old Trafford

However, Solskjaer believes United will be able to mount a title challenge next season if they make the right moves in the summer transfer market.

‘We feel we are improving all the time,’ Solskjaer said. ‘We know we lack one, two, three players to be considered a title contender and some experience and we know that.

‘We are just going to start talking about going up the table, getting more points.

‘Chelsea and Leicester are too far ahead for my liking.’

United still hope to make the top four but Solskjaer believes they can challenge for the title next season if they make 'two or three' good signings

United still hope to make the top four but Solskjaer believes they can challenge for the title next season if they make ‘two or three’ good signings

Anthony Martial opened the scoring for United as they completed a league double over City

Anthony Martial opened the scoring for United as they completed a league double over City 

Man United fixtures 

Premier League unless stated

Thursday LASK (A)

Europa League last 16, first leg

Sunday Tottenham Hotspur (A)

March 19 LASK (H)

Europa League last 16, second leg

March 21/22 Norwich City (A)

FA Cup quarter-final

April 4 Brighton (A)

April 11 Bournemouth (H) 

United racked up a 10th match unbeaten thanks to goals in either half from Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay at a rain-soaked Old Trafford.

That run across all competitions has included seven wins and eight clean sheets, boosting United’s chances of catching Chelsea in fourth.

After years of criticism for their transfer market business, United’s acquisitions from last summer – Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James – have largely impressed.

And January signing Bruno Fernandes has started life at Old Trafford in superb fashion.

Summer signing Harry Maguire has been in excellent form during United's unbeaten run

Summer signing Harry Maguire has been in excellent form during United’s unbeaten run

Bruno Fernandes has started life at United superbly since joining from Sporting Lisbon

Bruno Fernandes has started life at United superbly since joining from Sporting Lisbon

‘You need character at this club, but this team have got that,’ said the United boss. ‘We have started something we believe in and Bruno has helped that.

‘He has everything. He has the desire commitment but is also the risk taker. He has the courage to make mistakes.’

 

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