Reds’ faith is in Class of 2019...
SOLSKJAER: No quick fix... it’s going to take years to sort out this Utd team
teenage tyros such as Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and James Garner will be given their chance to follow in the first-team footsteps of Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay and Diogo Dalot.
Solskjaer also made it clear that missing out on Champions League qualification this season will also have no effect on his long-term plans.
He added: “I’m realistic enough to think there will be less than six players coming in this summer – in fact, I know there won’t be six players coming in.
“We have to take one step at a time. And any new player has to be the right player, the right fit.
“We plan to be in the top four and we plan to be in the Champions League next year.
“But we have short-term and long-term aims.
“The long-term targets and ambitions won’t change, regardless of what happens.”
Solskjaer warned senior players that they are now under serious threat as his team goes into the last four games with their top-four hopes in the balance.
United have lost five of their last seven matches, drifting to sixth in the Premier League, and crashing out of the FA Cup and Champions League.
Solskjaer added: “The players here deserve to get the chance to come in for pre-season and show what they’re capable of.
“Are they fit enough?
Are they hungry enough? Do they want this enough? Do they want to give everything to the team? Or do they think only about themselves?
“I will have to make tough decisions. I will have to say to players, ‘I don’t think you’re for me’.
“Take Mason Greenwood. He’s 17 years old. He is a player for me. I want to give him the chance to become a top player at this club.
“It’s the same with Marcus Rashford at 21 and Diogo Dalot at 20.
“These players are going to get a chance – and that is going to affect players who are at the other end of their careers.”
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has warned that it will take him years to rebuild Manchester United.
The United manager (left) has revealed there will be no bank-busting raid on the transfer market this summer in a bid to instantly transform the 20-times champions back into Premier League contenders.
He admitted: “It’s going to be a rebuild. It’s going to take a few transfer windows because we’re not going to get six or seven players in at once.”
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