September 29, 2021

Solskjaer Wants A Stronger Squad

MANCHESTER: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is demanding the club’s owners strengthen their squad after a 2-1 defeat to Leicester at home allowed Manchester City to emerge Premier League champions.

United in second place, had to beat The Foxes to delay City’s title, or pursue slim hopes of overtaking them, but that desire shattered as soon as Luke Thomas opened the scoring in the 10th minute at Old Trafford.

Mason Greenwood equalized five minutes later but Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu ensured Leicester’s victory with a header right in the second half.

The win strengthens Leicester’s position for next season’s Champions League qualification and is the best preparation for the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley this weekend.

United’s defeat puts them 10 points behind City with just nine points left to pick up this season.

“If we want to challenge them (City) we need to strengthen the squad. Congratulations to them. They had a great season.

“I am very happy with my players who have managed to get to this point.

“We want to take the next step and it may take a few more players to strengthen the squad,” Solskjaer said.