Reds’ faith is in Class of 2019...

SOL­SK­JAER: No quick fix... it’s go­ing to take years to sort out this Utd team

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Offers - BY SIMON MULLOCK

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.”

Sol­sk­jaer is set to un­leash his Class of 2019. Homegrown


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