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Solskjaer has eyes on trophies, top 3 finish in Premier League for Manchester United

first_img Next Reuters ManchesterJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 12:09 IST Manchester United have won their last 8 matches across competitions. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSolskjaer said for Manchester United, the aim should always be a Premier League winManchester United are still in contention in the FA Cup, will face Chelsea in 5th roundManchester United are currently placed sixth in the Premier League tableManchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he will not be satisfied with a top-four finish in the Premier League as he targets success in two cup competitions in the second half of the season.Sixth-placed United have won all six league games since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho to close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea from 11 points to three, while they are still in the FA Cup and Champions League contentions.”For Man Utd you should always aim to win the league,” he told reporters ahead of Tuesday’s league clash against Burnley.”We can’t do that this year, but we have to get back to the challenge. We’ve got the Champions League, we’ve got the FA Cup, we can’t just say we’ve got top four and that is it.”United’s last trophy – the Europa League – came in 2017 but they have not won the Premier League since former coach Alex Ferguson’s final season at Old Trafford in 2012-13.Although Solskjaer admits a league title challenge is unrealistic this season, he backs the squad to catch Tottenham Hotspur, who are seven points ahead in third place.”We are sixth at the moment, so we are a way off the top teams. We are challenging to be top three at the moment,” the Norwegian added. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United need to be ready to challenge for Premier League trophy next season. (Reuters Photo)”It’s about reorganising and just starting next season to be ready to challenge and get more points.”advertisementUnited will play defending champions Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round on Febuary 16, four days after they take on French champions Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League last 16.UNITED VS CHELSEA IN FA CUPHolders Chelsea have been drawn to face Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round, a repeat of last year’s final.With Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool already out of the competition, Monday’s draw means that, at most, only two of the top six will progress to the quarter-finals.Chelsea won last year’s final at Wembley 1-0 thanks to an Eden Hazard penalty.Giant-killers Newport County, who play in League Two (fourth tier), could face Premier League champions Manchester City if they can win their replay against Middlesbrough.Newport, who have already knocked out top-flight Leicester City, drew 1-1 at Middlesbrough on Saturday and host the replay on Feb. 5.Doncaster Rovers, who play in League One (third tier) and are in the fifth round for the first time in 63 years, will host Premier League Crystal Palace.League One AFC Wimbledon, who knocked out top-flight West Ham United, take on Championship (second-tier) Millwall, who eliminated Everton in the fourth round.Also Read | Manchester United not satisfied despite winning run, says David de GeaAlso Read | Cardiff manager Neil Warnock says Sala tragedy most difficult week of his careerAlso Read | Solskjaer delighted with ‘classic’ Manchester United display in FA Cup vs ArsenalFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Ole Gunnar SolskjaerFollow Manchester UnitedFollow Premier leagueFollow FA CupFollow UEFA Champions League Solskjaer has eyes on trophies, top 3 finish in Premier League for Manchester UnitedOle Gunnar Solskjaer said Manchester United are looking to challenge for a top 3 finish in Premier League and aim for trophies in FA Cup and Champions League.advertisementlast_img read more

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