Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demands more than top four


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Manchester United interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his team are looking to do more than finish in the top four this season.

The Red Devils have turned their season around the Norwegian, with United winning all their eight matches since he replaced Jose Mourinho in December.

That run has moved them up to sixth in the Premier League table and they are now just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

United beat Arsenal in the FA Cup on Friday night to reach the fifth round, while they are still to play in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The outlook now looks a lot more positive ahead of the final few months of the season and the former striker is determined to lift a trophy with the club this year.

“We’re Man United, you should always aim to win the league,” said Solskjaer.

“We can’t do that this year but we’ve just got to look forward to it again.

“We’ve got the Champions League, we’ve got the FA Cup, we can’t just say top four and that’s it. We’ve got to look at ‘can we win something this year?’ and I go into every single game as a Man United manager thinking we can win this game.”

They will play defending champions Chelsea in the next round of the FA Cup next month while they face Paris St-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Burnley are next up in the league and United are 1.25 to beat them on Tuesday. The draw is 5.50, while the Clarets are 12.00 to pull off a shock victory.

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